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Elisa Sguaitamatti

Elisa Sguaitamatti is an Italian scholar and freelance analyst focusing on Middle East and African contemporary regional and international dynamics. She is currently serving as an off-site Junior Researcher on the South African desk at The Alpha Institute of Geopolitics and Intelligence in Rome.

Elisa Sguaitamatti- Balkanalysis Editors and ContributersHer research interests include Geopolitics, International Relations, the recent history of sub-Saharan Africa, Iran’s role in the Middle East, Italian Foreign Policy and security-related issues.

Elisa holds a Bachelor’s degree from Milan’s Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, where she graduated with honors as a Linguistic Expert in International Relations; her Geopolitics thesis there was “The Iranian perspective in post-Soviet Central Asia- the Caspian Sea Case.” Elisa is currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and International Relations from the same university, with a thesis on the “The African perspective of the Resource Curse in post-colonial sub-Saharan Africa- The Case of Angola.”

Elisa has in addition completed three online post-graduate courses to further deepen her cultural knowledge in some of her fields of specialisation. The first, offered by ASERI (Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali/Postgraduate School for Economy and International Relations) in Milan, concerned the management of international relations in today’s world. A second, from the Universiteit Leiden – Den Haag, concerned Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice, while a third course provided by the United States Institute of Peace concerned conflict analysis.

In addition to contributions for, Elisa writes analytical reports and in-depth articles for other Italian online newspapers such as Notizie Geopolitiche and Geopolitical Review on Middle East and African desks.

In addition to her native Italian, Elisa is fluent in English and Spanish, and has basic knowledge of French and Portuguese.

All previous Articles, Interviews and Briefings by Elisa Sguaitamatti

Between Eidomeni and the Brenner Pass, Part 2: More Details on Italian Activists and Anarchists in spring 2016 (April 10, 2017)

Between Eidomeni and the Brenner Pass: Italian Activists and Anarchists in spring 2016 (March 11, 2017)

New Information Surfaces on Killed Terrorist Anis Amri, as Italian Investigation Continues (December 23, 2016)

EU External Border Management and the Current Situation in Italy and Greece: an Overview (November 19, 2016)

Italian Migration Security Update: Anarchist Plots, Weapons Smuggling and a Controversial Extradition (May 12, 2016)

With Closure of Balkan Route, Italy Focuses on Potential for a Renewed Adriatic Migrant Route (March 21, 2016)

Italy Takes the Lead in a European Anti-terrorism Operation (November 18, 2015)

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