Jacopo Bellasio

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M.Litt. in Middle East and Central Asian security studies, University of St. Andrews; B.A. in linguistic and cultural mediation, University of Milan

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Jacopo Bellasio is an analyst at RAND Europe where he focuses on defence and security issues. He currently manages a cyber defence capabilities landscape study for the European Defence Agency and a study on the evaluation of counterterrorism policies and interventions for the Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security. 

Prior to joining RAND, Bellasio worked with a human rights non-governmental organisation in Lebanon and as a research assistant at the University of St Andrews. Bellasio holds an M.Litt. in Middle East and Central Asian security studies from the University of St Andrews and an undergraduate degree in linguistic and cultural mediation from the University of Milan, Italy.


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