Nathan W. Toronto is the commissioning editor for the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center. He is the author of How Militaries Learn: Human Capital, Military Education, and Battlefield Effectiveness.
Stefano Maria Torelli is Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. His research topics include International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa, Jihadist movements and the Kurdish question. He teaches History and Institutions of the Middle East at the University IULM in Milan and is the coordinator of the summer school on the International relations of the Middle East at ISPI. Since 2013, he has been the Scientific coordinator of the "Atlante Geopolitico Treccani".
Andrea Teti is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, Associate Editor of Middle East Critique, co-founder of the Critical Middle East Studies (CMES) group, and Trustee of the British Society for Middle East Studies (BRISMES). Previously Visiting Professor at the universities of Bologna (2020), Cagliari (2018), Ghent (2017/18) and Amsterdam (2015), he was Consortium Lead for the EU-funded Arab Transformations Project (2015-16).
Prof. Michaël Tanchum teaches international relations of the Middle East and North Africa at the University of Navarra, Spain and is a senior fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Studies (AIES). He also holds fellow positions at the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the Hebrew University, Israel, and at the Centre for Strategic Policy Implementation at Başkent University in Ankara, Turkey (Başkent-SAM).
Valeria Talbot is a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Head of ISPI's Middle East and North Africa Centre, in charge of Middle East Studies. She also is a lecturer at the Master in Middle Eastern Studies in ASERI – Catholic University, and at the IULM University of Milan. She was ISPI scientific coordinator of Arab Trans, a FP7 funded research project on political and social transformations in the Arab World after the Arab uprisings in 2010-2011.
Eleonora Tafuro Ambrosetti is a research fellow at the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre at ISPI. Prior to that, she was a Marie Curie fellow based at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, where she has also pursued her PhD. She has had research stays at the Saint Petersburg State University and at the London headquarters of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
Maxim A. Suchkov, PhD, is an Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. Currently, he is the Director of the Center for the Advanced American Studies (CAAS) at MGIMO. He is also non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute, non-resident expert of the Russian International Affairs Council and of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
Emma Soubrier is a visiting scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.
Nael M. Shama is an independent political researcher and writer. His research focuses on the international relations and comparative politics of the Middle East
With an Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano, an MSc from Massachusetts Institute of technology and an MBA from IMD, Andrea works as a senior expert consultant in the built environment and infrastructural development.
Andrea brings a wealth of international experience having worked and lived in the United States, United Kingdom, UAE and Saudi Arabia for the past 17 years.