PCNS Experts
Andrea Dessì
Head, Italian Foreign Policy Programme, Istituto Affari Internazionali and Scientific Director, New-Med Research Network

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Andrea Dessì is Head of IAI's Italian Foreign Policy Programme, Senior Fellow within IAI’s Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa programme and Editorial Director of IAI’s English-language series IAI Commentaries. Andrea is also Scientific Director of the New Med Research Network and a Non-Resident Scholar at the Strategic Studies Implementation and Research Centre, Başkent University, Ankara. He has worked extensively on US and European foreign policy towards the Middle East with a particular focus on the Arab-Israeli conflict, human security and multilateral cooperation in the region. His research interests include security studies, the geopolitics of the Middle East and the intersection between global and regional trends and developments, including in terms of the climate emergency. Andrea holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a thesis on the US-Israel relationship during the 1980s. He has worked with IAI since 2011 and has contributed to a number of EU-funded projects and research tasks (FP7 & H2020).