Federico Borsari is Leonardo Fellow with the Transatlantic Defense and Security Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). The main focus of his work is transatlantic defense and security dynamics, with a focus on unmanned technologies and their military implications in Europe and the broader Mediterranean. He is also NATO 2030 Global Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). He previously was a Pan European Fellow with the same organization and, until October 2021, a Research and Project Assistant at the International Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan, where he also took part in the organization of the last three editions of the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference.
Federico holds a BA in History from the University of Modena and an MA in international relations and strategic studies from the University of Bologna. He also earned a second MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the Catholic University in Milan and has conducted fieldwork in Iraqi Kurdistan for a research project on the institutionalization and depoliticization of the Peshmarga. He has authored several analyses and publications on the use and implications of armed drones in the Middle East and North Africa region. His main research interests include security and defense dynamics, transatlantic security relations, and the impact of new technologies on warfare.