Researcher at the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Venice “Ca' Foscari” University, Carlo Frappi is Associate Research Fellow for the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre at ISPI. Frappi, who holds a Ph.D. in European History, is also Adjunct Professor in Regional Studies at Catholic University of Milan and, since 2013, is a Member of the Board of Directors at the "Association for the Italian Study of Central Asia and the Caucasus" (ASIAC).
Since 2010 Frappi co-authors the ISPI quarterly monitoring on Energy Security for the "Osservatorio Internazionale" of Italian Parliament and MFA. Moreover, he worked as a scientific coordinator for the 2012 and the 2013 editions of the ISPI-Treccani World Geopolitical Atlas.
Among his publications: “Azerbaigian, Energia per l’Europa. Storia, Economia e Geopolitica degli idrocarburi del Caspio” (Egea, Milan, 2013, co-authored with M.Verda); “Azerbaigian. Crocevia del Caucaso” (Teti Editore, Rome, 2012); The Caspian Sea Chessboard. Geo-political, geostrategic and geo-economic analysis (Egea, Milan, 2014, co-edited with A. Garibov); “EU Eastern Partnership: Common framework or wider opportunity?” (Egea, Milan, 2013, co-edited with G. Pashayeva); “Azerbaigian. Crocevia del Caucaso” (Teti Editore, Rome, 2012); “Nato in the 60th Anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty. Challenges and strategic divergences from national perspectives” (FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2009, co-edited with A. Carati).
His main research interests are Turkey's foreign and domestic policy, Central Asian countries and energy policy in Eurasia.