Gabriele Abbondanza

Associate fellow
Foreign policy
Italy's foreign policy
IR theory

Gabriele Abbondanza (PhD, USyd) is Associate Fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), where he works on research projects on Italian foreign policy, Australian foreign policy, and Australian relations with Italy and the EU. Gabriele is a Sessional Lecturer and Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney, where he teaches international relations, and Vice President of the Dante Alighieri Society Sydney. He has authored a number of publications on Italian and Australian foreign and security policy, national power, “awkward powers”, and international relations theory. To see his conference presentations and media appearances, please visit

Selected publications:

Italy and Australia: Time for a Strategic Partnership

Gabriele Abbondanza
Rome, IAI, December 2020, 5 p.
In: IAI Commentaries

Italian Peacekeeping Missions: Vast, Praised and Underused

Gabriele Abbondanza
Rome, IAI, August 2020, 16 p.
In: IAI Papers

The West's Policeman? Assessing Italy's Status in Global Peacekeeping

Gabriele Abbondanza
The International Spectator, Vol. 55, No. 2, June 2020, p. 127-141
In: The International Spectator