Policy Advisor, NATO Policy Planning Unit

Giuseppe Spatafora is a young professional with experience in research-backed policy development and advice. He currently works as policy adviser at NATO’s Policy Planning Unit within the Office of the Secretary General. He provides strategic policy advice to NATO’s Secretary General on a variety of areas of interest to the Alliance. Giuseppe is also a DPhil. (PhD) candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on external support and intervention in conflict, drawing on cases of conflict from Spain in the 1930s to the Donbas in 2014. He has published articles and book chapters on the topics of external intervention, proxy war, and NATO. Giuseppe seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and policy relevance. He is an alumnus of the Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy and was vice-president of the Oxford University Strategic Studies Group.