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Antonio Giustozzi

Visiting Professor

Dr. Giustozzi holds a PhD from the LSE (International Relations) and a BA in Contemporary History from the University of Bologna. He worked at the Crisis States Research Centre (LSE) until January 2011. He served with UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan) in 2003-4.

Areas of expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Insurgencies
  • Security sector and state-building
  • Demobilisation

Dr. Giustozzi regularly visits Afghanistan, where he carries out a number of projects.

Recent Publications

Books, as sole author:

The Art of Coercion: The primitive accumulation and management of coercive power, London : Hurst, 2011

Empires of mud: wars and warlords of Afghanistan, London :C. Hurst & Co and New York : Columbia University Press, 2009

Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop: the rise of the Neo-Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, London : C.Hurst & Co. and New York : Columbia University Press, 2007.

Books, as editor:

Decoding the New Taliban: Insights from the Afghan field, London : C. Hurst & Co and New York : Columbia University Press, 2009.

Please see a full publications list here

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