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Luca Tardelli

Luca_TardelliDr Luca Tardelli is the Course Tutor of the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy.

Dr Tardelli holds a PhD in International Relations from LSE. His dissertation examined the role played by political elite ties in shaping US military interventions in internal conflicts and revolutions.

Dr Tardelli graduated in International Relations from the University of Bologna (Forli Campus). He holds a MA in War Studies from King's College London and a MSc in International Relations from LSE.

Before joining IDEAS, he worked at the Middle East Division of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as a research assistant at the University of Bologna, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and jointly for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

At IDEAS, Dr Tardelli teaches on the executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy and is also responsible for the organisation of the programme.

Areas of Expertise

  • Theories of International Relations
  • Political and Historical Sociology
  • International Security
  • US Foreign Policy
  • The Causes of Military Intervention

Recent Publications

  • When Elites Fight: Elites and the Politics of U.S. Military Interventions in Internal Conflicts, PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science, 2013. [http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/783/]
  •  ‘The Past, Present and Future of Intervention’ (with George Lawson), Review of International Studies 39(5) 2013: 1233–1253. [http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56778/]