Riccardo Alcaro is Research Coordinator and Head of the Global Actors Programme at IAI. His main area of expertise are transatlantic relations, with a special focus on US and European policies in Europe’s surrounding regions. Riccardo has been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington and a fellow of the EU-wide programme European Foreign and Security Policy Studies (EFSPS). He has coordinated the TRANSWORLD project on transatlantic relations and global governance, funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme, and the JOINT project on EU foreign & security policy, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020. He is the author, amongst others, of Europe and Iran’s Nuclear Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan 2018) and editor of The Liberal Order and its Contestations (Routledge 2018). He holds a summa-cum-laude PhD from the University of Tübingen.