Carlo Frappi is a Researcher at the Department of Asian and North AfricaFrappin Studies at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and an Associate Researcher for the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre and the Energy Security Programme at ISPI. Since 2015 he is also an Adjunct Professor in Regional Studies at the Catholic University of Milan. He received a PhD in European History from the Sapienza University of Rome. His expertise includes: energy security policies and competition in the Eurasian area; the foreign policy of Turkey and the Southern Caucasus Republics, with a particular focus on Azerbaijan; security cooperation in the Black Sea/Caspian regions. He authored two monographs on contemporary Azerbaijan and several articles published in academic journals. Moreover, since 2010, he is co-authoring the ISPI quarterly monitoring on Energy Security for the Italian Parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dealing with Eurasian energy producing states’ policies and strategies.