Liesl Louw-Vaudran is a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). She is the editor of the ISS’ monthly publication on the African Union Peace and Security Council, the PSC Report, and project leader for Southern Africa. She is also a non-executive board member of In Transformation Initiative, a South African not-for-profit organization focused on peacemaking.
Camille Lons is a Research Associate of the IISS, based in the Middle East office in Bahrain. She covers political and security developments in the Gulf region, with a specific focus on Gulf countries’ economic and political relations with Asian powers and the Horn of Africa.
Head of Research Project: Israel and its regional and global conflicts: Domestic developments, security issues and foreign affairs, Research Group Middle East/Africa – SWP (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) - German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Luigi Limone was a Research Trainee for the Africa Programme. Before joining ISPI, he worked for the Secretariat of the Unit on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs at the European Parliament in Brussels. He graduated in Geopolitics and International Relations of Asia and Africa, with a major in Middle Eastern Affairs and Euro-mediterranean cooperation, from the University of Naples "L'Orientale". Additionally, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation from the University of Milan.
Aldo Liga is Research Fellow for the MENA Centre at ISPI. He holds a Bachelor's in Political Sciences from the "Cesare Alfieri" (University of Florence) and a Master's in International Security from Sciences Po Paris. Since 2016, he has worked as freelance analyst, providing for policy analyses and research consultancies on mixed migration from Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa and on the geopolitics of the MENA region for a wide range of actors (public institutions, think-tanks, and NGOs).
Alexandra Lewis is a Lecturer in Education, Conflict and International Development, working out of the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education.
Glada Lahn is a Senior Research Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources Programme at Chatham House. She has a background in Middle East studies and a special focus on economic and environmental governance in oil and gas exporting countries and in sustainable delivery models in humanitarian crises.
Dr Lina Khatib is director of the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House. She was formerly director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
Her research focuses on the international relations of the Middle East, Islamist groups and security, political transitions and foreign policy, with special attention to the Syrian conflict.