Annalisa Perteghella, PhD, is a Research Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa Centre at ISPI. She is an expert on Middle Eastern politics, and on Europe-Middle East relations. Her recent work focuses on international security, political violence, conflict analysis and prevention, as well as the role of foresight and evaluation in European foreign policy. She is also the Scientific Coordinator of the Rome MED Dialogues, the high-level project on the wider Mediterranean region co-promoted by ISPI and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, bringing together heads of state, ministers, international organizations as well as high-level representatives from the private sector, academia, think tanks, and civil society.
She obtained her PhD in Politics and Institutions from the Catholic University in Milan. Her doctoral research focused on the study of religious and political authority in Iran since the 1979 revolution. She is author and editor of articles and chapters in books, among the most recent: Russia’s Relations with Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey: Friends in Need, Friends Indeed?, in C. Lovotti, E. Tafuro Ambrosetti, C. Hartwell, A. Chmielewska (Ed), Russia in the Middle East and North Africa. Continuity and Change, Routledge, 2020 and Iran: An Unrecognized Regional Power, in Serena Giusti and Irina Mirkina (Ed), The EU in a Trans-European Space, Palgrave MacMillan, 2019.