Massimo Lombardini is an Associate Research Fellow at the ISPI Energy Security Programme. Between 1982 and 1993, he worked in the industry, mainly in the energy sector. In 1994, he joined the Directorate General of Energy of the European Commission where he worked on issues related to energy such as international relations, energy infrastructures, technology EU energy policies. In August 2019 he retired from the European Commission and since then he writes articles.
Aldo Liga is Research Fellow for the MENA Centre at ISPI. He holds a Bachelor's in Political Sciences from the "Cesare Alfieri" (University of Florence) and a Master's in International Security from Sciences Po Paris. Since 2016, he has worked as freelance analyst, providing for policy analyses and research consultancies on mixed migration from Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa and on the geopolitics of the MENA region for a wide range of actors (public institutions, think-tanks, and NGOs).
Luca Lazzaroli holds an Economics and Finance degree from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” where he also pursued his post-graduate studies after studying at the Georgetown University in Washington D.C. – USA. He is a Chartered Accountant (“Revisore Contabile” and “Dottore Commercialista”).
He spent the first four years of his professional career working for The Chase Manhattan Bank, in Milan and London, as a credit officer first, subsequently joining the corporate finance team.
Glada Lahn is a Senior Research Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources Programme at Chatham House. She has a background in Middle East studies and a special focus on economic and environmental governance in oil and gas exporting countries and in sustainable delivery models in humanitarian crises.
Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director of the Asia Program and Senior Associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, is a leading specialist on Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan and their relations with the United States. The editor or co-editor of 11 books, he has written for The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and other publications, covering topics ranging from U.S. policy in Afghanistan to terrorism to water, energy, and food security in the region.
Matthew J. Kotchen is a professor of economics at Yale University, with a primary appointment in the Yale School of the Environment and secondary appointments in the Yale School of Management and the Department of Economics. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Kotchen's research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and public economics and policy.
Olga Khakova is the Associate Director of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center