I am happy to announce that Prof. Gianluca Pastori has accepted to contibute to our Asiatica homepage. Dr. Pastori is currently Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan (Italy).
He has contributed to the IJTS 9/1 (Sept. 19, 2013) with the paper "Shaping the Italian Policy on the North-West Frontier: Giuseppe Tucci and the Limits of the Strategy of “Peripheral Destabilization” (1936-1943)".
Gianluca Pastori's major fields of research include History of the British Empire under the Victorian and Edwardian age, and the Security Policy of North-West India. Among his publications "Steel and Blood. The Social Construction of Hedged Weapons Image in Late Nineteenth/Early Twentieth Century (in K. Jones, G. Macola, D. Welch, <em>A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire,</em> Franham, 2013, pp. 149-162), and "Sir John Ramsay, AGG, and the Pacification of Makran (1911-14)" (in <em>Acta of the XXXVI Congress of the International Commission of Military History, “Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Irregular Warfare from 1800 to the Present</em>, Amsterdam, 2011, pp. 303-309).</p>
<p>Welcome aboard Gianluca!</p>