Dario Cristiani

Dario Cristiani is a political risk consultant working on Mediterranean countries. He is currently an IAI/GMA Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, in Washington, DC. Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Policing and Security at the University of South Wales (UK). And prior to that, he was the director of the Executive Training in “Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management” and an adjunct professor in International Affairs & Conflict Studies at Vesalius College (VUB) in Brussels. He received his PhD in Middle East & Mediterranean Studies from King’s College, University of London, in 2015. The views expressed in his articles are his own and do not necessarily represent those of the German Marshall Fund.

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Libya: Militants Assassinate Mayor of Misrata

On December 17, 2017, Mohamed Eshtewi, the mayor of Misrata, was kidnapped and killed on his way home from the Misrata airport after returning from an official trip to Istanbul.

Islamic State Reorganizes in Libya

In August 2017, months after the group was pushed out of its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, the Islamic State (IS) made a comeback in Libya. Reorganizing in a number

Saharan Jihadist Leaders Establish New Alliance

As the Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria and its regional offshoots also weaken, al-Qaeda’s affiliates are regaining momentum. In Syria, the al-Qaeda affiliate group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

AQIM’s Resurgence: Responding to Islamic State

AQIM’s Resurgence: Responding to Islamic State Jacob Zenn and Dario Cristiani Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and its allied militant groups have undergone something of an operational revival since

Algeria’s Response to the Revolt in Libya

African support for military intervention in Libya against Colonel Qaddafi has been far cooler than that displayed by the United States and Europe (see Terrorism Monitor, April 14). Among the