Matteo Scianna is contributor at the International Security Observer (ISO). Matteo is a MA candidate for the Dual Degree in International and World History at Columbia University and London School of Economics. He focuses on the development of Military and Strategic thought in Europe since the 1700s, on the period of the World Wars and order, civilians and irregularity in warfare. Besides his historical studies, he is also working on the European Common Security and Defense Policy, the future of NATO and the changing role and structure of the Bundeswehr. Matteo is German and Italian mother tongue. He speaks also English, French and reading skills in Dutch and he is currently learning Russian.