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

6 Sep 2022
We're seeing a diplomatic war [over Western Sahara], where both sides [Algeria and Morocco] are resorting to anything short of open conflict. AFP

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
31 May 2022
[The war in Ukraine] has exposed once again the fragility of Egypt’s political and economic model. Bloomberg

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
7 Apr 2022
In the long term, the [Western Sahara] independence movement's diplomatic margin of maneuver is getting ever more narrow. AFP

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
23 Dec 2021
Israel's alliance with Morocco could mean that in the long-term Rabat becomes militarily superior to Algiers and dominant in the region. TRT World

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
9 Dec 2021
Israel's alliance with Morocco could mean that in the long-term Rabat becomes militarily superior to Algiers and dominant in the region. The New Arab

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
6 Nov 2021
Morocco has shown a more hardnosed approach to Western Sahara and in its relations with its neighbours, including Spain. AFP

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa

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