Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • “Mercenary Army of the Poor? Technological Change and the Demographic Composition of the Post-9/11 U.S. Military,” Journal of Strategic Studies (forthcoming)(with Andrea Asoni, Mauro Gilli and Tino Sanandaji) (academia.edu, ssrn)
  • “The Spread of Military Innovations: Adoption Capacity Theory, Tactical Incentives, and the Case of Suicide Terrorism,” Security Studies, Vol. 23, No. 3 (2014): 513–547, with Mauro Gilli (academia.edu)
    • Response: Michael Horowitz, “Adoption Capacity and the Spread of Suicide Bombing: A Response to Andrea Gilli and Mauro Gilli, ‘The Spread of Military Innovations: Adoption Capacity Theory, Tactical Incentives, and the Case of Suicide Terrorism’,” ISSF/H-Diplo, January 13 2015.
    • Counter-response: “Authors’ Response to Michael C. Horowitz’s ‘Adoption Capacity and the Spread of Suicide Bombing: A Response to Andrea Gilli and Mauro Gilli’,” ISSF/H-Diplo, June 1 2015 (academia.edu)

Reports

  • “Microparasites and the age of bigness,” in Thierry Tardy (ed.), “COVID-19: NATO in the Age of Pandemics,” NDC Research Paper, No. 9 (Rome: NATO Defense College, 2020): 7-12 (link) (NDC_RP_09)
  • “Imitation, innovation, disruption: challenges to NATO’s superiority in military technology,” NDC Policy Brief, No. 25-19 (Rome: NATO Defense College, 2019) (with Mauro Gilli) (link)
  • “The Brain and the Processor: Unpacking the Challenges of Human-Machine Interaction,” NDC Research Paper, No. 5 (Rome: NATO Defense College, 2019) (edited) (link)
  • “Preparing for “NATO-mation”: the Atlantic Alliance toward the age of artificial intelligence,” NDC Policy Brief, No. 4-19 (Rome: NATO Defense College, 2019) (link)
  • “European Defence Cooperation in the Second Machine Age,” EUISS Brief, No. 14 (2017) (with Mauro Gilli) (academia.edu)
  • “Drones for Europe,” EUISS Brief, No. 29 (2013); (link, academia.edu)
  • “Enabling the Future: EU Military Capabilities 2013-2025 – Challenges and Avenues,” EUISS Report (Paris, FR: European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2013) with James Rogers and edited by Antonio Missiroli. (link, academia.edu)
  • “After Austerity: Future for Europe’s defence industry,” EUISS Brief, No. 8 (2012); (academia.edu)

Policy peer-reviewed articles

  • “The Italian White Paper for International Security and Defence,” RUSI Journal, Vol. 160, No. 6 (December 2015) (link, academia.edu) with Alessandro R. Ungaro and Alessandro Marrone

Invited/non peer-reviewed articles (it=Italian)

  • “Procurement Lessons from the War in Libya,” RUSI Defence Systems, No. 1, Vol. 17 (2012); (link, rusi.org)
  • “Assessing the Iraq War after US withdrawal,” Limes, Vol. 11 No. 2 (2012) (It);
  • “The Franco-Russian Mistral deal and what it says about international security,” RUSI Defence Systems, No. 2, Vol 15 (2011). (link, rusi.org)

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