BiographyMohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou is Deputy Director and Academic Dean of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris. Previously, Professor Mohamedou was Associate Director of the Harvard University Programme on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research. He is the author of Iraq and the Second Gulf War (2002), Contre-Croisade – Le 11 Septembre et le Retournement du Monde (2004), Understanding Al Qaeda – Changing War and Global Politics (2011), and co-editor of Democratisation in the 21st Century (2016). He has also contributed chapters to An International History of Terrorism (2012), La Guerre au Mali (2013), The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West (2013), and Minding the Gap – African Conflict Management in a Time of Change (2016). In 2013-2015, he was a Commissioner in the Kofi Annan-appointed West Africa Commission on Drugs. His research focuses on political violence and transnational terrorism, the transformation of warfare, transitions to democracy, and contemporary Middle Eastern and North African sociopolitical developments and conflicts.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
International History, Political Science, Middle East and North Africa, Political Violence, Terrorism, Security Studies
Published: Sep 10, 2016
Discussion on Al Qaeda
Published: Apr 28, 2016
Discussion on the external dimensions of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.
Published: Jan 18, 2016
Presentation of the Islamic State's history and strategy.
Published: Mar 15, 2016
Five years into the multifaceted Syrian crisis.