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Andrea Cellino

Senior Non-Resident Fellow

Andrea Cellino was the Head of the North Africa Desk at DCAF, the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, from 2015 to 2023, managing operations in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. Before joining DCAF, Andrea spent six years leading fieldwork for the OSCE in the Balkans and in Ukraine, where in 2014 he led a monitoring team in the Donbas conflict zone. Previously, Andrea was Deputy Secretary General for Policy at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels, directing the PA’s outreach programs with parliaments in the MENA region and in Eastern Europe. Andrea published several analyses on international relations and security issues, including three studies on security sector reform in the MENA region. An Italian and Swiss national, Andrea holds a MA in Political Science from the University of Torino and a Master’s in Contemporary History from the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the Scientific Board of the NATO Defence College Foundation as well as a member of the Italian Institute of International Affairs (IAI) and of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo (IIHL).

Articles by Andrea Cellino

31 May 2024
By Andrea Cellino

Deals with corrupt Libyan leaders help them stay in power

The EU policy of providing unstable countries in North Africa with economic aid in exchange for control of migratory flows risks creating further instability

29 June 2023
By Andrea Cellino
Policy Brief

After the Mutiny: Russia’s Wagner Group in North Africa and Why It (Still) Matters

Europe and the United States need an urgent strategy to address Russian policies in the Mediterranean and Africa.
20 April 2023
By Andrea Cellino
Policy Brief

EU migration Policy: Time for a Change of Course

The compounding of the negative effects of political instability, climate change and food scarcity should compel new thinking in the European Union’s migration policies.

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