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Rida Lyammouri

Title: Senior Fellow

Area of expertise: International Development, Security, Countering Violent Extremism, North Africa, Sahel.

Rida Lyammouri is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. His research activities focus on geopolitics and international relations in the West African Sahel, a region he has worked on for about a decade, including in the field.  He has extensive experience supporting both governmental and non-governmental organizations in the areas of international development, security, countering violent extremism and terrorism, preventing conflicts, ensuring humanitarian access, and migration. Mr. Lyammouri has contributed to over 200 in-depth research and analysis reports aiming at building deeper understanding of regional and domestic challenges. He is often solicited by various stakeholders to provide policy recommendations on how to address various security, economic, and political challenges related to West African Sahel. Mr. Lyammouri has also presented as an expert at various conferences in the US, Europe, and Africa. Mr. Lyammouri holds a Master's in Public Policy with an emphasis on National Security from the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University.