Luca Cinciripini is a researcher in the “EU, politics and institutions” programme at IAI. He holds a PhD from the Catholic University of Milan, with a thesis on the interaction between the EU and NATO in the European defence regime. Previously, he was Visiting researcher at the University College London (UCL) and the University of Edinburgh. He graduated in Law from LUISS Guido Carli and obtained a 1st level Master in International Relations from ASERI (Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali) of the Catholic University. His research interests include EU Foreign and Security Policy, inter-organisational relations in the field of Euro-Atlantic defence, EU-UK defence and security relations, international terrorism and climate security.