Riccardo Fabiani

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa

Crisis Group Role

As North Africa Project Director, Riccardo oversees Crisis Group’s work on Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria.

Professional Background

Riccardo has more than ten years of professional experience as a political analyst and economist on North Africa, having worked for Eurasia Group, Energy Aspects and other consultancies. He has published articles for the Carnegie Endowment’s Sada Journal, Jadaliyya, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Financial Times.

Areas of Expertise

  • Political economy of North Africa 
  • Algeria and Libya's energy politics 
  • Economic development and conflict 
  • Islamist politics in Algeria and Tunisia

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic (professional proficiency)

Publications

  • "Transnational Organized Crime and Political Actors in the Maghreb and Sahel", Mediterranean Dialogue Series 17, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, January 2019
  • "Tunisia and the International Community since 2011: Rentierism, Patronage and Moral Hazard", Jadaliyya, January 2018

In The News

8 jún 2024
The Egyptian acts are pushed on the one hand by a sense of solidarity with the Palestinian cause but on the other hand as a matter of security. Al-Monitor

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
31 máj 2024
The tensions between Egypt and Israel on the Gaza border are effectively fuelling tensions between the U.S. and Egypt. Middle East Eye

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
25 apr 2024
Italy is trying to reinforce the bilateral relationship to convince Tunisia to continue to collaborate on [irregular migration]. Jerusalem Post

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
17 jan 2024
[Egypt] cannot live with the permanent displacement of Palestinians into the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza war’s crippling economic effects and risks of regional war. Bloomberg

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
19 okt 2023
Israel’s lack of clarity regarding its intentions in Gaza and the evacuation of the population is in itself problematic ... This confusion fuels fears in the neighborhood... AP

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
18 sep 2023
Selling weapons and equipment is a way for Israel to get new ‘friends’ [in North Africa] and expand its influence, regardless of the impact it has on local tensions. Al Jazeera

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa

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