MENASourceNov 15, 2022
A moment of opportunity: Can the UN’s new special representative for Libya break the country’s cycle of devolution?
By Emadeddin Badi
After two months into the job, Abdoulaye Bathily may be quickly realizing that Libya’s war never abated, and that it is now simply fought by other means in the halls of the United Nations and corridors of foreign capitals.
ReportAug 29, 2022
North Africa’s transatlantic relations amid change and continuity
By Karim Mezran, Roberto Menotti, Alessia Melcangi, Emadeddin Badi and Alissa Pavia
The purpose of this report is to identify a potential role for Italy and its diplomacy to play in North Africa, in full agreement and collaboration with the United States and the other main European actors.
Emadeddin Badi is a nonresident senior fellow with the Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council, where he focuses primarily on U.S and European policies towards Libya and the wider geopolitical implications of the conflict. Previously, he was a nonresident scholar at the Counterterrorism and Extremism Program at the Middle East Institute and a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Currently, he is also a Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and an Advisor for Libya at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance.
Badi is a scholar and consultant who has worked with multiple development and international organizations in the fields of research, political risk, development, policy and capacity building. He specializes in governance, post-conflict stabilization, hybrid security structures, security sector reform and peacebuilding.
From 2015 to 2018, he gained hands-on experience programming the conflict-sensitive implementation of a flagship stabilization initiative implemented across Libya for UNDP.
Since then, he took on multiple consulting roles with international institutions, as well as providing political risk analysis to private and public sector stakeholders. Most recently, Badi authored a paper on “”Exploring Armed Groups in Libya: Perspectives on Security Sector Reform in a Hybrid Environment” – with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), which provided key insights on Libya’s hybrid security landscape and ways forward to reform it.
His articles and analysis have been published on Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, the Brookings Institution, Chatham House, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Middle East Institute, the World Politics Review, War on the Rocks, and many others.
Badi holds a bachelors in Business and Economics from the University of Essex, a bachelors in French language from the University of Tripoli in Libya as well as a postgraduate degree in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French.