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Andrea Dessì

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Head of the Italian foreign policy Programme; Senior Fellow, Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa Programme; Editorial Director, IAI Commentaries
Biography

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 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 diplomatic and military history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, US policy towards Israel and Washington’s alliance frameworks in the Middle East. His research interests include security studies, the geopolitics of the Middle East and the intersection between global and regional trends and developments. 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).

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Algeria
Israel
Middle East
Palestine
US foreign policy
Conflict resolution

In the media

  • Valdai - Dessì: Donald Trump’s Weaponization of Sanctions Undermines Diplomacy, US Alliances and the Stabilization of the Middle East

    21 September 2020
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  • Politico Europe - Dessì: EU weighs the geopolitical risks of a trade scrap with Algeria

    13 June 2020
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  • LSE US Centre - Dessì: "The Trump vision and the Israelization of US Middle East policy"

    28 February 2020
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