09 May 2023
Crime Terror Nexus, WEA-Obs
Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Antônio is a Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. He leads a thematic research stream on urbanization and illicit economies. He examines urban armed violence, non-state armed groups and their impact on governance and security. Antônio also studies conflict economies and the roles of cities in wars. His research has been focused on cities in Latin America (particularly Brazil and Colombia), as well as Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Antônio worked for nine years at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) – more recently as Research Fellow, working on armed violence in cities. Prior to that, Antônio worked as a journalist at Globo News TV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He has conducted field research on various aspects of urban violence in Colombia, Brazil, Kenya, Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has also advised NATO on the development of a capstone doctrine on urban warfare. Antônio has published in both peer-reviewed journals and news outlets on organised crime, urban conflicts and Brazilian politics.
Photo Credit: I Ana Branco, Agência O Globo.
Consultant, Organization of American States
Data journalist, InfoCongo
Head of Outreach and Digital Projects, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Head of Research, Policy, and Cooperation, Financial Intelligence Unit Sierra Leone
Senior Coordinator for Reports and Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Director, Center for Natural Resource Governance
Professor of Criminology and Criminal Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg
Ambassador, Senior Advisor, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Research Manager, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Research Associate, Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory.