Andrea Plebani is Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan, Lecturer of the Master in Middle Eastern Studies at ASERI and Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. He is a member of the Commission convened by the Italian Government to assess the threat stemming from radicalization and jihadist extremism in Italy. Before, he cooperated with the Oasis Foundation, the Insubria Centre on International Security (ICIS) and the Landau Network - Centro Volta (LNCV).
He is the author of Jihadismo Globale. Strategie del terrore tra Oriente e Occidente (2016) and co-author with Riccardo Redaelli of L’Iraq contemporaneo (2013). He is also the editor of several books, among them: After Mosul: Re-Inventing Iraq (2017); Jihad e terrorismo. Da al-Qa‘ida a ISIS. Storia di un nemico che cambia (2016); New (and old) patterns of jihadism: al-Qa‘ida, the Islamic State and beyond (2014). He co-edited with Martino Diez La galassia fondamentalista tra jihad armato e partecipazione politica (2015) and with Omar Al-Ubaydli, GCC relations with post-war Iraq: a strategic perspective (2014).
His research focuses mainly on Iraqi history and the evolution of the jihadi galaxy.