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

  • “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.
  • “The Libyan arsenal and trafficking dynamics” (with M. Kartas and R. Tabib), in Small Arms Survey Yearbook 2015, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 2015, pp. 175-176.
  • 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.