Antônio Sampaio

GITOC, Senior Analyst Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

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Antônio is a Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. 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.

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Criminal governance during the pandemic in Cape Town and Nairobi

22 November 2021, 09:00 AM
Antônio Sampaio Lindy Mtongana Roegchanda Pascoe

From gang curfews to predation: Criminal governance during COVID in five cities

30 November 2021, 02:00 PM
Lindy Mtongana Babette Ullemeyer Antônio Sampaio Juan José Martínez d’Aubuisson

Conflict economies and urban systems in the Lake Chad Region

15 November 2022, 10:00 AM
Bobbo Moussa Lawan Danjuma Adamu Eleanor Beevor Antônio Sampaio

Armed groups and conflict economies in the national parks in West Africa

11 July 2023, 01:00 PM
Antônio Sampaio Eleanor Beevor Abdel Aziz Mossi