Eleonora Ardemagni is an Associate Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI, Milan) and Teaching Assistant at the Catholic University of Milan. She is also Gulf Analyst for the NATO Defense College Foundation.
Since 2012, her research analysis focuses on IR of the Middle East and security issues (expertise: Yemen, Gulf monarchies and Arab military forces). 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).
Her articles, essays and scientific publications appeared, among the others, on Afriche e Orienti, CRiSSMA-Catholic University, Middle East Institute, International Studies Journal, LSE Middle East Centre Blog, Carnegie Sada, Carnegie Middle East Center, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, Gulf Affairs-OxGAPS (Oxford University), ORIENT-German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, Future Centre (Faras, UAE), World Energy, EMPN-University of Nicosia, Fondazione Oasis, NATO Review and NATO Defense College.
Master of Science (MSc) in International Relations, Catholic University, Milan; Diploma in European Affairs, ISPI; Specializing Master in Middle Eastern Studies, ASERI (2015).
Yemen: Drivers of Conflict and Security Implications
This seminar aims to provide students with a comprehensive analysis of current Yemen’s politics, stressing the role and evolution of the security-military structures. The lecture tackles the causes of the 2011 uprising, with the purpose to address the genealogy of the 2015 Yemeni civil war and to present the main tribal, political and military actors who act at the interplay between the domestic and the regional fora. Finally, the lecture outlines the most pressing implications for regional security triggered by the Yemeni crisis. During the seminar, students will receive analytical tools to demystify and overcome mainstream, short-sighted narratives of the 2015 Yemeni conflict (“a sectarian and proxy war between Saudis and Iranians”), identifying original drivers and domestic actors of the crisis.