Rida Lyammouri

Independent Security Consultant

Rida Lyammouri is an independent security consultant focusing on the North Africa and Sahel regions. He is currently working on countering violent extremism projects in Mali, Niger, and Morocco. He has extensive experience on security, economic, political, and social issues in the region, and has coordinated projects supporting United States Government agencies. He has researched and written more than 200 reports for specific use by the Office of Transition Initiative (OTI), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Defense, and other government agencies. He holds a Master of Public Policy with National Security emphasis from the School of Public Policy, International Affairs, and Government at George Mason University.


At a Glance

Quranic Schools in the Sahel and the Radicalisation Risk

Amid a rise in extremist groups in this African region, students at Quranic schools are vulnerable to jihadi recruitment.

Rida Lyammouri

05 Jul 2016


Who Attacked Mali's Radisson Blu Hotel?

The circumstances surrounding the 20 November attack on Mali's Radisson Blu raises questions about the relationship between jihadi groups involved.

Rida Lyammouri

24 Nov 2015

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