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Analysts

Africa

Sofia Mastrostefano

Sofia Mastrostefano

Master’s Degree in Philosophy at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan. She attended several courses on geopolitics and global security at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). Currently Press and Media Manager at the NATO Defense College Foundation.

Yeelen Badona Monteiro

Yeelen Badona Monteiro

PhD Student in Philosophical Issues in an International Perspective at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.

Balkans and Eastern Europe

Matteo Tacconi

Matteo Tacconi

Journalist and analyst, he covers the Balkans for a wide range of media networks. He worked as electoral observer for the OSCE/ODIHR in Albania, North Macedonia, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine.

Central Asia

Fabio Indeo

Fabio Indeo

PhD holder in Geopolitics at University of Trieste and non-resident fellow research at Center for Energy Governance and Security (EGS South Korea).

China

Elenoire Laudieri

Sinologist and Chief Analyst on Chinese Affairs at Nato Defense College Foundation. Foreign affairs writer for international magazines and publications.

Emerging Challenges

Federica Lollo

Federica Lollo

Programme Manager at the NATO Defense College Foundation since 2016. She is specialising in Global Health and the impacts on international security. She is also attending the Mentoring Programme of Women In International Security Italy.

Matteo Bressan

Matteo Bressan

Teacher at the Italian Society for the International Organisation, he is author of various books concerning terrorism and focused on Eurasia geopolitics, jihadism and hybrid wars. International relations professor at LUMSA University.

Stefano Marcuzzi

Stefano Marcuzzi

An Oxford University DPhil in Military History, he has been a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, a Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Europe, Brussels, and is now Marie-Curie Fellow at the University College Dublin (UCD) and an external fellow at Boston University (BU).

Gulf

Eleonora Ardemagni

Eleonora Ardemagni

Associate Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), a Teaching Assistant at the Catholic University (Milan) and Adjunct Professor at Aseri (Graduate School of Economics and International Relations).

Indo-Pacific

David Scott

David Scott

A prolific author on the Indo-Pacific, China and India; an associate member of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, and a member of the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC).

Levant and Easter Med

Nuray Atmaca

Political scientist and consultant at BwConsulting, the inhouse consultancy of the German Armed Forces. She is a Major (res.) at the German Armed Forces Centre for Operational Communication.

Maghreb

Umberto Profazio

Umberto Profazio

Maghreb Analyst for the NATO Defense College Foundation, he was previously Libya Analyst for the Conflict, Security and Development Programme at the IISS and regularly publishes on issues such as political developments, security and terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Russia

Roberto D'Agostino

Roberto D'Agostino

Executive and Italian Honorary Diplomat based in Russia, an expert in Government Relations and Russia’s domestic and international affairs. Graduated in Oriental Studies in Italy, he specialised in Middle East and Soviet Studies in Cairo, Moscow and New York.

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