Dr. Andrea Dessì

Dr. Andrea Dessì

Dr. Andrea Dessì is Research Fellow at IAI in the Mediterranean and Middle East programme and editor of the IAI Commentaries series. He has completed a Ph.D. in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and holds an MA Degree in Conflict, Security and Development from Kings College London. His research interests include the diplomatic and military history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and US Middle East Policy. He has worked on a number of EU-funded projects assessing security developments in the Middle East and EU policies therein.



Andrea Dessì, “Fostering State and Societal Resilience in the Middle East and North Africa: Recommendations for the EU,” in Silvia Colombo, A.Dessì, V.Ntousas (eds.), The EU, Resilience and the MENA Region, IAI/FEPS, Nuova Cultura, Rome, 2018.

Andrea Dessì, “The OSCE Mediterranean Partnership and the MENA Crisis: Potential, Limits and Prospects,” in Andrea Dessì and Ettore Greco (eds.), The Search For Stability in Libya. The OSCE’s Role between Internal Obstacles and External Challenges, New-Med Research Network, Nuova Cultura/IAI, Rome, 2018.

Andrea Dessì and Francesco Olmastroni, “Foreign Posture in a Comparative Perspective: A Quantitative and Qualitative Apprisal of Italian Foreign and Defence Policy during the Renzi Government,” Contemporary Italian Politics, Vol.9, No.2 (2017),p.201-218.

Crisis and Breakdown: How Can the EU Foster Resilience in the Middle East and North Africa? IAI Working Paper, Roma, IAI, December 2017, 31 p.

Andrea Dessì, “Israel and the Palestinians in a Changing Neighbourhood,” The International Spectator, Issue 48, No.2, June 2013, p.77-95

Riccardo Alcaro and Andrea Dessì, “The September UN Vote on Palestine: Will the EU be up to the Challenge?,” IAI Working Paper, 11/27, September 2011