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Ana Santos Pinto


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Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Studies – NOVA University of Lisbon, Researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI-NOVA) and Research Fellow in the National Defense Institute (Portugal). Previously, she worked as Research Consultant to the UN Alliance of Civilizations (2008-2010), Advisor of the Ministry of National Defense of Portugal (2006-2009) and Research Assistant at the Portuguese Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Lisbon (2001-2003). Ana Santos Pinto holds a PhD on International Relations and develops her research on identity in International Politics and Security issues, mainly regarding European Union, Middle East and North Africa. She authored various academic publications on EU Security and Defense Policy and MENA Geopolitics and collaborates extensively with Portuguese media.

Research Fields:

Middle East Politics.
International Security.
EU Foreign Policy.
Identities in International Politics

Recent Publications:

1. «A Árabia Saudita». In Freire, Maria Raquel (ed.) «Política Externa. As Relações Internacionais em Mudança». 2ª Edição. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2015.
2. «European defence in times of austerity : the case of Southern Europe». In RSCAS Policy Papers 2014/08. Florença : Instituto Universitário Europeu. (With Nuno Severiano Teixeira).
3. «Mudanças Políticas no Mundo Árabe: a Never Ending Spring? ». In IDN Cadernos, Setembro 2013, pp. 29-46.
4. «European Foreign Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Rhetoric vs Practices. In BARRINHA, A. (ed.). «Towards a Global Dimension: EU’s Conflict Management in the Neighbourhood and beyond». Lisboa: Friederich Erbert Foundation, 2008.

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