Dr. Eugenio Cusumano

Dr. Eugenio Cusumano

Lecturer, International Relations

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 372 717 6028

Office: Room 407


Eugenio Cusumano holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute. Before joining the Baltic Defence College, he was a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar at the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver and a visiting lecturer at the University of Maastricht.

His current research revolves around the increasing privatisation of security and military support, focusing on the political drivers and implications of the increasing used of private military contractors. He has also worked on the regulation of the private military and security industry, the relationship between military cultures and the varying propensity to privatise support functions, the provision of diplomatic security in sensitive locations and transatlantic environmental and energy security policies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Military privatisation
  • Civil-military relations
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • Diplomatic security

Selected Publications

  • Cusumano, Eugenio and Kinsey, Christopher [eds.]. Forthcoming. Diplomatic Security: A comparative Analysis. Stanford: Stanford University Press, Forthcoming.
  • Cusumano, Eugenio and Kinsey, Christopher. 2014. Bureaucratic Interests and the Outsourcing of Security. The Privatization of Diplomatic Protection, in the United States and the United Kingdom”, Armed Forces & Society, DOI 10.1177/0095327X14523958
  • Cusumano, Eugenio and Francesco Giumelli. 2014. Normative Power Under Contract? Commercial Support to European Crisis Management Operations”, International Peacekeeping. 2014, 4, 2.
  • Cusumano, Eugenio. 2011. Policy Prospects for Regulating Private Military and Security Companies. [eds.] Francesco Francioni and Natalino Ronzitti. War by Contract: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and Private Contractors. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.



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