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Ludovico Carlino

Senior Analyst, Country Risk – Middle East and North Africa

Ludovico Carlino is a Senior Analyst with the Middle East and North Africa desk at IHS Markit Country Risk and Forecasting team.

He specialises in analysing jihadist groups’ strategy and ideology, with a particular focus on Al-Qaeda and associated networks and the Islamic State in North Africa and across the Middle East, and political and security dynamics in Yemen and Tunisia. Prior to IHS Markit, Ludovico worked as analyst for specialist intelligence company Exclusive Analysis and as researcher for a number of organisations, UNICRI (The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), and ICTAC (International Counter Terrorism Academy Community) on topics related to terrorism, jihadism, and political Islam.

Ludovico holds an M.Phil. in Terrorism Analysis and Prevention from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, and has studied Islamic State studies, Geopolitics and International Relations at Sapienza Università di Roma. Ludovico makes regular appearances on the media, and has been interviewed by Reuters, Bloomberg, the BBC, The Economist, and others. Ludovico speaks fluent English, Italian and Spanish, and intermediate French and Arabic.

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