Eleonora Tafuro Ambrosetti is a Research Fellow at the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre at ISPI in Milan. Before that, she was a Marie Curie fellow based at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, where she is also pursuing her PhD. She has worked as a junior researcher at the Brussels office of FRIDE and as a research assistant at CIDOB in Barcelona. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Salento, an MA in European Studies from the University of Roma, and a master in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies. Eleonora’s areas of interest include Russian foreign policy, EU-Russia and Russia-Turkey relations, and EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies.