Tiziana Corda is a PhD Candidate at NASP (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies) at the University of Milan. She researches Iran and its role in the region. Previously, she worked at ISPI as a Research Assistant in the Africa Programme. Before joining ISPI, she worked at the European External Action Service in Brussels. She graduated in Foreign Languages from the Catholic University and in World Politics from the University of Pavia. Her research interests focus on Iran’s foreign policy, Africa’s geopolitical trends and geoeconomic transformations, coercive diplomacy, sanctions, non-state (armed) actors.