Ardemagni Eleonora

Eleonora Ardemagni is an expert on Yemen, Gulf monarchies (political and security issues), and Arab military forces.
Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), MENA Centre.
Teaching Assistant at the Catholic University of Milan (MSc courses “Regional Studies Middle East”/ “History of Islamic Asia”; “New Conflicts: History, Strategy and Narrative”) and of Brescia (BA “History and Institutions of Asian and African Countries”).Adjunct Professor at ASERI (Graduate School of Economics and International Relations, Milan), Master in Middle Eastern Studies-MIMES (seminar “Yemen: Drivers of Conflict and Security Implications”).Former Gulf Analyst for the NATO Defense College Foundation (2015-2020).
Former Contractor on Security Sector Reform (SSR) for the OSESGY-Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen. Writing contributor for Aspenia online (Aspen Institute Italy), AffarInternazionali, and for the Italian newspaper Avvenire as a Middle Eastern politics commentator.

Her analysis appeared, among the others, on Afriche e Orienti, Journal of Arabian Studies, International Studies Journal, NATO Defense College, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Middle East Center, LSE Middle East Centre Blog, Middle East Institute, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, Armed Conflict Survey (International Institute for Strategic Studies, IISS), ECFR Rome, Gulf Affairs, PeaceLab Blog-Global Public Policy Institute and POMEPS-The Project on Middle East Political Science.

Main publications: “Consolidation and Fragmentation in Arab Security Sectors”, in F. Wehrey (ed.), Disruptions and Dynamism in the Arab World, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2023;  From Warlords to Statelords: Armed Groups and Power Trajectories in Libya and Yemen, (edited with F. Saini Fasanotti), ISPI Report, Ledizioni-LediPublishing, 2022; “The Yemeni-Saudi Border: The Huthis and the Evolution of Hybrid Security Governance”, in A. Hamidaddin (ed.), The Huthi Movement in Yemen. Ideology, Ambition and Security in the Arab Gulf, King Faysal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Series, I.B. Tauris-Bloomsbury, 2022; “Policing the Emirati nation: The politics of community-building”, in W. Gueraiche-K. Alexander (eds.), Facets of Security in the United Arab Emirates, Routledge, 2022; Institutionalised (In)security: Exploring MENA Region’s Governance Crises, (edited with A. Cellino), ISPI-DCAF Report, 2021; “Yemen’s Defense Structure: Hybridity and Patronage after the State”, Journal of Arabian Studies, 10.1, 2020; “Arab Gulf States: Expanding Roles for the Military”, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics, 2020; “A Network Approach to Yemen’s SSR: From Army-Centric to Community-Oriented” in “Conflicts, Pandemics and Peacebuilding: New Perspectives on Security Sector Reform in the MENA Region”, ISPI-DCAF Report, 2020, pp. 83-102; “Beyond Yemen’s Militiadoms. Restarting from local agency”, The European Union Institute for Security Studies, EUISS Conflict Brief Series 8, 2020; “Yemen’s nested conflict(s): Layers, geographies and feuds”, ORIENT-German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, 2, 2019; The Huthis: Adaptable Players in Yemen’s Multiple Geographies, CRiSSMA-Catholic University, WP 25, 2019.

Master of Science (MSc) in International Relations, Catholic University, Milan; Diploma in European Affairs, ISPI; Specializing Master in Middle Eastern Studies, ASERI (2015).


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