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CRITICA /ˈkɾi.ti.ka/: n. of latin feminine origins   

Critica is non-partisan research center with multidisciplinary expertise drawn from international institutions and contexts. We provide insight on issues of conflict, security, and human rights.  


Our analysis meets the highest standard of scholarship. Our research is published in peer reviewed journals aimed at policy makers and academia.    

Aaron Anfinson, PhD
Executive Director
Luciano Pollichieni, PhD
Research Fellow in the Geopolitics
of Non-state actors
Hari Prasad
Research Associate in
Middle Eastern and
South Asian Politics
David Foran
Research Associate in Organizational Security
Hampton Stall
Research Associate of Conflict Anthropology
Graeme Anfinson
Research Practitioner
in the Politics of Labor and Detainment


Most Recent (Peer Reviewed)

Captivity, Migration, and Power in Libya

Journal of Human Trafficking

A case of violent corruption:

JNIM’s insurgency in Mali (2017–2019)

Small Wars and Insurgencies

Landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices:

The Lingering Terror of the Islamic State

Studies in Conflict & Terrorism

Not Yet Dead: The Establishment and Regulation of Slavery by the Islamic State

Studies on Conflict & Terrorism





Critica Research and Analysis LLC

Washington, DC (Satellite Office) 

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