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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


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


  • "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

23 Sep 2019
[In Egypt, anti-government] protests have now pierced the ‘wall of fear’ and are a major source of concern for the regime. Twitter

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa