"The liberation of Mosul and the inevitable, approaching liberation of Raqqa in Syria will not be the end of the Islamic State and its evil ideology. But they crush the group’s pretense to having an actual “state” based upon it. As its surviving leaders scurry to the corners of the desert, no longer can they claim to head a winning movement. Their defeat diminishes the inspiration for violent extremists, or simply lost souls on social media, to attack Americans and our friends. This is a necessary step forward in combating terrorism. Americans are safer for it."
Pierpaolo is Executive Director at Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical consulting firm, and is head strategist of Brevan Howard Argentina, the largest Argentina-dedicated fund.
Originally from Argentina, Pierpaolo graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He conducted research with the support of the Weatherhead Center for International Studies, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and the Real Colegio Complutense. His senior honors thesis was awarded the Thomas T. Hoopes ’19 prize.
He was elected Lt. Charles Henry Fiske III Harvard-Cambridge scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded an MPhil in Economic and Social History and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
In 2011-2013, he was Ernest May Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and Strategic Advisor at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). He is also special advisor to the Berggruen Council on the Future of Europe.
His first book, Hitler’s Shadow Empire: The Nazis and the Spanish Civil War, was published in the USA, UK, Spain, Latin America, and Italy.
Pierpaolo’s journalism has been featured in The New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, New Republic and El País.
Pierpaolo also worked for Goldman Sachs, Soros Fund Management, and Bridgewater Associates.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm