Eleonora Ardemagni is Associate Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean Analyst for the NATO Defense College Foundation. Regular contributor for the Aspen Institute Italy, AffarInternazionali, Storia Urbana, she is also commentator for the Italian newspaper Avvenire (Middle Eastern politics) and consultant for the Italian Parliament (Osservatorio Parlamentare). Since 2012, she writes about IR of the Middle East and security issues, with a focus on Yemen, the Arab Gulf states, Arab military forces and the geopolitics of Cyprus. Her articles, essays and scientific publications appeared on Afriche e Orienti, International Studies Journal, NATO Review, NATO Defense College, LSE Middle East Centre Blog, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, Gulf Affairs-Oxford University, Middle East Institute, Future Center (Faras UAE), Sicurezza Terrorismo e Società (ITSTIME), EMPN-University of Nicosia.
Master of Science (MSc) in International Relations, Catholic University, Milan, Diploma in European Affairs, ISPI and MA in Middle Eastern Studies, ASERI.
Among her publications:
-New Armies for a New Era. Decrypting post-2011 Arab Military Reform Trends, (with Dr. Umberto Profazio), NATO Defense College Working paper (forthcoming);
-Cyprus as Centre of Gravity: Transnational Insecurity and Soft Regionalism in the Eastern Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean Policy Notes, University of Nicosia, n°17, July 2017;
-From Insurgents to Hybrid Security Actors? Deconstructing Yemen’s Huthi Movement, ISPI Analysis, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), April 2017, n°315;
-Emiratization of Identity: Conscription as a Cultural Tool of Nation-Building, Gulf Affairs, OxGAPS-Oxford Gulf & Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum, University of Oxford, St Antony’s College, Autumn 2016;
-Framing AQAP’s intra-jihadi hegemony in Yemen: shifting patterns of governance and the importance of being local, Sicurezza, Terrorismo e Società, International Journal, Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues & Managing Emergencies, Vol.4, 2/2016, pp.21-33;
-The Yemeni Conflict. Genealogy, Game-Changers and Regional Implications, ISPI Analysis, Italian Institute for International Political Studies, April 2016, n°294;
-United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces in the Federation-Building Process: Seeking for Ambitious Engagement, International Studies Journal 47, vol.12, no.3, Winter 2016, pp.43-62;
-Sicurezza e tribù. Le monarchie del Consiglio di Cooperazione del Golfo nel Medio Oriente instabile, ISPI Working Paper, Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI), maggio 2015, n°56;
-La politica estera come strumento di ri-generazione dei sistemi autoritari: lo Yemen fra mutamento e continuità, Afriche e Orienti, anno XVII, numero 1-2/2015, pp.121-130.