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Francesco Dotti was born in Merano, Italy. He graduated in Political Science – Cooperation and Development in 2013, at Roma3 University and then specialized in International Relations – Peace, War and Security in 2015. His thesis project dealt with the analysis of asymmetrical warfare in the XXI century, focusing on Operation Protective Edge as a case study.

In October 2015, he joined the MA program in Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security in IDC, Herzliya, Israel. His personal project at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) aimed at analyzing the historical background and structure of Palestinian National Security Forces, focusing on identifying the main challenges faced by PASF in counter-terrorism effectiveness. His interests include the international cooperation in counter-terrorism and analysis of emerging security threats related to terrorism.