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Ludovico de Angelis


Ludovico de Angelis

Ludovico de Angelis

Ludovico joined SIPRI as an EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium Intern in the Dual-Use Arms Trade Control Programme. His research is focused mainly on the dual-use export control system in the Gulf region as well as on the small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls in Middle East and North Africa.

Prior to joining SIPRI, Ludovico had worked at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - where he researched on the Syrian civil war and on Middle East politics -, and at the Rome-based Istituto Affari Internazionali - where he focused on the European Union’s external action. He also coordinated for two years a course on “Ethics and International Politics” at Luiss Guido Carli University, covering topics such as clan politics in Somalia or the conditions of women in Afghanistan.

As a volunteer for the Italian Civil Protection in Rome, Ludovico contributed to run an EU-funded food aid programme (FEAD) aimed at helping disadvantaged people hit by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.

Subject expertise

Middle East history; U.S. foreign policy in Middle East; European Union’s external action; Jihadi groups (mainly al-Qaeda)

Regional expertise

Middle East; United States; European Union

Italian, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Persian

Post-graduate specialization in “Humanitarian Emergencies”, ISPI; Post-graduate specialization in “International Human Rights Protection”, SIOI; MA in “International Relations: Peace, War and Security Studies”, Università degli Studi di RomaTre; Bachelor in “Communication and Information Science”, LUMSA University

External publications
  • de Angelis, L., The Military and their decisive role during the Arab Spring (Book review), The International Spectator (Oct 2017)
  • de Angelis, L., L’Unione Europea e le sue Crisi: un’opportunità per un nuovo inizio Documenti IAI (May 2017)