Eugenio Cusumano holds a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute and a Master Degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna and the London School of Economics. In the academic year 2011-2012 he was a guest lecturer at the University of Maastricht. After defending his PhD dissertation he has been awarded a Fulbright-Schuman grant to conduct research at the Korbel School of International Relations, Denver, where he is currently a visiting scholar.
His research interests focus on the different ways in which states generate and employ military power, their determinants and their political, strategic, legal and ethical implications. In addition, his area of expertise also revolves around democratic control over the use of force, civil-military relations, environmental security and the external relations of the European Union.
His latest publications include:
“La Démocratie diminuee et le nouvel art Americain de la guerre”, Gouvernement & Action publique (with Pascal Vennesson), forthcoming 2012
“An ‘essential, inevitable and international industry’. The UK approach to controlling private military and security contractors”, in Schaub G., Kelty R. and Gardner N. (eds.), Controlling the Corporate Warrior, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012
“Policy Prospects for Regulating Private Military and Security Companies”, in Francioni F. and Ronzitti N. (eds.) War by Contract. Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and Private Contractors, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011