Dr. Federico Donelli is tenure-track Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Trieste, Italy. His research fields have covered international politics and security studies of the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the foreign policy of the different regional and global players. 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.