Climate Change, Conflict and the Sahel
in Geopolitics/Geopolitics of Non-state Actors
Luciano Pollichieni's expertise lies in International Relations, the Geopolitics of Africa, and the interaction between organized crime and terrorism (crime-terror nexus). Pollichieni is currently conducting research on the exploitation of geographical spaces by violent non-state actors in West Africa and on the impact of climate change and demographic shifts on contemporary conflicts in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.
Pollichieni has investigated the link between drug trafficking and armed violence in the Sahel. He has experience analyzing organized crime in Italy and West Africa. His research is aimed at policymakers, businesses, and scholars.
He is affiliated with the Urban Violence Research Network. He has previously worked for Limes the Italian review of geopolitics, the Istituto of Affari Internazionali, and the Italian Chamber of Deputies (among others). Luciano has been interviewed as a Geopolitics and Security expert by British, Italian, and Belgian media outlets.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
The RUSI Journal
Small Wars & Insurgencies
Essays and Invited Commentary
Bulletin du Centre FrancoPaix en résolution des conflits et missions de paix | Vol. 7 no 4
ACCORD (African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes)
Invited Speaking Events
May 5, 2022
October 15, 2021
9 May 2022
Linkiesta, June 2021
Rolling Stone, 6 June 2021
#ScholarSpotlight with Luciano Pollichieni
Next Generation Global Policy March 2021
Mondiaal Nieuws February 2021
Urban Violence Research Network November 2020
Mali, Pollichieni: “Improbabile coinvolgimento ivoriano”
Limes, September 2020
Halloween Night in Feed West’s police cell criticized as tasteless.
The Guardian, September 2018
TV2000 March 2016
RAI 1 February 2016