Andrea Gilli is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University. He holds a PhD in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute (EUI) in Fiesole (Florence, Italy), an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Turin (Italy). His main areas of research concern international relations, international security, defense studies, military technology and European defense cooperation. His dissertation employs management science to explain why European countries cooperate on some type of weapon systems and not on others. In 2015, Andrea was awarded the European Defence Agency and Egmont Institute’s bi-annual prize for the best dissertation on European defence, security and strategy.