Senior Analyst at Gulf State Analytics

Previously, she served as a research fellow for the Institute for International Affairs in Italy as part of the European Commission’s “Sharaka” project, researching EU-GCC relations while based in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates. Bianco received her M.A. in Middle East and Mediterranean studies from King’s College London and is currently undertaking a PhD program at the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. Her PhD research focuses on the evolution of Gulf security after the 2011 Arab uprisings.