Edoardo Baldaro is Research fellow in International Relations at the University of Naples "L’Orientale" - Department of Human and Social Sciences. He holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the Scuola Normale Superiore - Institute of Human and Social Sciences (Florence), and he has been visiting researcher at the CERI (Centre d’Etudes en Relations Internationales) of SciencesPo Paris.

PhD dissertation: Fighting instability in the Sahel: Strategies and Policies of the United States and France in the Sahara-Sahel region, from the end of the Cold War to the Malian Crisis (2012-2013)

Main research interests: critical security studies, foreign policy analysis (strategies and decision-making), North-South relations, African politics, region-building processes, statehood and authority in Africa.

Currently affiliate to the research project "STREETPOL: Participatory challenges from Tunisia to Oman."
Scientific Independence of Young Researchers (SIR), program funded by the Italian Ministry for Higher Education and Research.

His latest publication include: 
Baldaro, E. (2018), "A dangerous method: how Mali lost control of the north, and learned to stop worrying". Small Wars and Insurgencies, forthcoming.

Nori, M., and Edoardo Baldaro (2018), "Games Without Frontiers: Development, crisis and conflict in the African agro-pastoral belt." In Woertz, Eckart and Rami Zurayk (Eds.), Crisis and Conflict in the Agrarian World: An Evolving Dialectic, Wallingford, UK: CABI.

Baldaro, E., and Michele Nori (2017), "Cooling Up the Drylands: Disentangling the pastoralism-security nexus." Policy Briefs, 2017/25, Middle East Directions (MED), European University Institute.

Baldaro, E., (2017), "Constructing a Regional Order trough Security: Strategies and Failures of U.S. Policy Towards the Sahara-Sahel Region." In M. Clementi, M. Dian, B. Pisciotta (Eds.), US Foreign Policy in a Challenging World - Building Order on Shifting Foundations, Milan - Berlin: Springer.