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Nicolò Miotto

Project Assistant at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Nicolò Miotto currently works at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC). Prior to joining the OSCE, he worked as a visiting scholar at Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia), researching terrorism and violent extremism. He also conducted research on cybersecurity and terrorism at the Centre for Security Studies (CSS) in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Nicolò is the winner of the 2021 OSCE-IFSH Essay Competition on “Conventional Arms Control and Confidence- and Security-Building Measures.” His essay explores the potential application of blockchain technology to improve conventional arms control. He is also one of the winners of the fourth edition of the IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali) Prize “Young Talents for Italy, Europe and the World.”

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Trieste (Italy). He received a Master’s degree in Intelligence, Security and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) from the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom), Dublin City University (Ireland) and Charles University (Czech Republic).

Nicolò’s research interests include arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, and terrorism and violent extremism. His research has been published in the Journal for Deradicalisation, the Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

Content by Nicolò Miotto


The potential terrorist use of large language models for chemical and biological terrorism

In our latest New European Voices on Existential Risk (NEVER) commentary, Nicolò Miotto explores the potential existential risks stemming from the terrorist use of large language models (LLMs) and AI to manufacture chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons. In the commentary he explores how LLMs and AI have enabled terrorist groups to enhance their capabilities so far, and what governments, the private sector, and NGOs need to do to mitigate future risks.

5 April 2024 | Nicolò Miotto

3D printing and WMD terrorism: a threat in the making?

In our latest commentary from the ELN’s New European Voices on Existential Risk (NEVER) network, Nicolò Miotto examines developments in 3D printing technology and how these advances in its efficacy and accessibility, as well as its relationship to other emerging and disruptive technologies, have changed the threat landscape in regard to terrorists potentially obtaining WMDs, as well as what governments and the private sector need to do to tackle these emerging threats.

10 January 2024 | Nicolò Miotto