Tomislava Penkova was a Research Fellow of ISPI’s Russia and EU Eastern Neighbours Programme. She is also a researcher at the University of Kent at Brussels and a Lecturer in Russian foreign policy at the Catholic University of Milan. In 2011 and 2012 she was Visiting Researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Centre. Presently, she is working as a researcher for a Jean Monnet Research Group on EU-Russia relations and has been a member of the EUISS Task Force on Russia. She is also a member of the British EU-Russia Network, the Italian Association for Slavic Studies, as well as the Bulgarian Geopolitical Association. She has published both policy-oriented and academic papers in a number of languages and has conducted analyses for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for the Italian Parliament. She has extensive broadcast experience with Italian and international media outlets.