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Fuat Emir Sefkatli

Fuat Emir Sefkatli received his master’s degree from Plymouth University, Department of International Relations and Global Security. He continues his PhD studies at the Strategy and Security Studies Program of the National Defence University. His work mainly focuses on non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in Libya and the Sahel region, while disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) processes are among his areas of interest. He works as a North African Studies Researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM). In addition to scholarly works, his commentaries and opinions appeared in international media outlets including Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Arabic and Politics Today.


Items by Fuat Emir Sefkatli

  • Security dynamics in Africa post-7 October

    The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) published its annual intelligence assessment report on 11 March, highlighting that despite losses in their leadership ranks, the ISIS/Daesh and Al-Qaeda terrorist organisations are expanding their sphere of influence. According to the report, “global jihad” is shifting towards Africa,...

  • Is Libya the new route of the US-Russia competition?

    Libya, which has witnessed political instability and conflicts between rival groups since 2011, when Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown, came to the international agenda again with the flood disaster in the city of Derna. A bipolar structure had emerged in the country after the elections, expected to take place in...