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Amine is PhD candidate at King’s College London focused on the geopolitics of critical minerals. A career political risk professional, has advised companies on operational risks and security threats particularly linked to their operations in Africa and the Middle East. He was previously part of PwC’s Strategic Threat Management team where he assisted Fortune 500 companies in assessing business risks across various industries and jurisdictions.

Amine is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a MA in Geopolitics, Territory & Security from KCL and a MA in International Peace & Conflict Resolution from the American University in Washington, DC.

Most recently, Amine conducted original research on the intersection of social media and irregular migration in North Africa, discussing the extraordinary journey of North African irregular migrants through treacherous areas across several South American countries towards the United States. Some of his work on this topic was featured in the BBC, the Economist and WIRED UK, among others.


Research Interests

  • Geopolitics of Critical Minerals
  • EU Security
  • Russia
  • Transatlantic Relations
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • International Conflict Resolution
  • Migration & Mobility





  • Dr Tracey German (primary supervisor)
  • Dr Jonathan Hill (secondary supervisor)