Dr. Federico Donelli is a postdoc research in International Relations at the University of Genoa, Department of Political Sciences. His research fields have covered international politics and security studies of the Middle East and Sub-Sharan Africa, focusing on the foreign policy of the different players. Currently, he is working on militarization in the Horn of Africa, and the growing engagement of the Middle Eastern states in the region. He is the author of multiple articles appearing in International Affairs, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, and The International Spectator. He is author of Turkey in Africa. Turkey’s strategic involvement in sub-Saharan Africa published in 2021 by Bloomsbury.