Fabio Fossati is Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Trieste, Italy, where he teaches International Relations. In 1992, he received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Florence, Italy, before obtaining a post-doctoral research scholarship at the University of Bologna, Italy. He has worked as a Researcher at the Forum on the Problems of Peace and War in Florence and obtained several research grants from the Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche. He was Visiting Scholar at the University of California in Berkeley, Essex University, UK, and Universidad Complutense in Madrid, among others. He has published four books in Italian: three monographs and one manual, as well as 45 articles in Italian comparative politics and international relations journals.