Federica Saini Fasanotti

Federica Saini Fasanotti is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, of the Foreign Policy program at The Brookings Institution. Her fieldwork and research have covered, among others, Afghanistan, Libya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, and her latest book is “The Army in the Bush. Italian Counterinsurgency 1860-1943” (Historical Office of the General Staff, Italian Ministry of Defense, 2015).Saini Fasanotti’s research focuses on counterinsurgency. She is a military historian expert in African colonies. Following her studies, she moved to Rome, where she works actively with the Central Historical Office of the Italian Army and the Historical Office of the Italian Ministry of Defense. She is a frequent lecturer at military history conferences and congresses, and is a guest lecturer for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. She consulted on Libya for the Terna Group, the first grid operator for electricity transmission in Europe. She collaborates with the Pentagon on Libya.