Francesco Strazzari

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Relations

Francesco Strazzari is associate professor of international relations (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa) and adjunct at NUPI (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. He specializes in conflict and security studies, focusing on European security, conflict and state-building, and extra-legal/criminal governance. His main area of expertise are the MENA region, the Sahel, the Balkans.

Selected publications

  • African Security | Special Issue: Rethinking Challenges to State Sovereignty in Mali and Northwest Africa – guest editor with B. Whitehouse (Vol. 8, No. 4, 2015), author of “State, Secession and Jihad: The Micro-polical Economy of Conflict in North Mali (with L. Raineri), African Security, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2015, pp. 249-271.
  •  “Violence on Knowledge: Conflict Research around Safety and Security Restrictions in Darfur and Mali” (with Mateja Peter) International Peacekeeping (under review)
  • “Captured or Capturing? Narcotics and Political Instability along the ‘African Route’ to Europe,” European Review of Organized Crime, vol. 1, no. 2, 2014, pp. 5-34. 
  • “Libyan Arms and Regional Instability,” International Spectator, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2014, pp. 54-68
  • “Tesco for Terrorists’ Reconsidered: Arms and Conflict Dynamics in Libya and in the Sahara-Sahel Region,” (with S. Tholens) European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 2014 – vol. 20, no. 3 (2014), pp. 343-360. DOI 10.1007/s10610-014-9233-y.