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Senior Research Fellow, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Peter Tinti is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and independent journalist, focusing on conflict, human rights and organized crime. As part of his work for the Global Initiative, Tinti has written and contributed to several reports on organized crime in the Sahel, narcotics trafficking in Mali, and migrant smuggling networks in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
In addition to his work for the Global Initiative, Tinti’s writing and photography has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and Vice, among other outlets. Tinti’s work covering the conflict in Mali earned him recognition by Action on Armed Violence, which included him on its list titled, “Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence.”
His forthcoming book on the smuggling networks behind Europe’s migration crisis, Migrant, Refugee; Smuggler, Savior, co-authored with Tuesday Reitano, will be published by Hurst Publishers in September 2016.
- “Survive and Advance: The Economics of Migrant Smuggling into Europe,” The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime / Institute for Security Studies, 1 December 2015.
- “Illicit Trafficking and Instability in Mali: Past, Present and Future,” The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, January 2014.
- “Making sense of the Mali attack,” Politico, 23 November 2015.
- “Ghosts of Boko Haram: How Nigerian Refugees Are Coping in the Wake of the Baga Massacre,” Vice, 19 May 2015.
- “A Postcard from Guantánamo: How Mohamedou Ould Slahi Became a Suspected Terrorist, Then a Best-Selling Author,” Vice, 26 Feb 2015.
- “Tackling Ebola, One Broadcast at a Time,” Foreign Policy, 9 October 2014.
- “The Toxic Politics of Ebola,” Foreign Policy, 6 October 2014.
- “The US and France Are Teaming Up to Fight A Sprawling War on Terror in Africa,” VICE News, 15 September 2014.
- “The New French Militarism in the Sahel,” Medium, 11 September 2014.
- “On Africa’s Human Trafficking Trail,” The Wall Street Journal, 7 May 2014.
- “War, Peace and Civil Affairs in Niger,” The Wall Street Journal, 6 March 2014.
- “Mali 2.0,” Foreign Policy, 23 September 2013.
- “’Baghdad’ and “Gaza’ in Guinea,” The Wall Street Journal, 4 July 2013.
- “Meet the Waraba Battalion,” The Wall Street Journal, 9 June 2013.
- “The Jihadi from the Block,” Foreign Policy, 19 March 2013.
- “In Mali, the Peril of Guerrilla War Looms,” The New York Times, 16 February 2013.
- “Mali War Shifts as Rebels Hide in High Sahara,” The New York Times, 9 February 2013.
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