George Joffé

George Joffé, Senior Advisor


Middle East and North Africa expert, senior advisory roles on Algeria, Kurdistan and Libya, and expert in geopolitical affairs; research fellow, Centre for International Studies, Cambridge University; former deputy director, Chatham House.

Key skills/ experience:

  • International security and geopolitical affairs
  • Political, economic and social affairs of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Writer and commentator on current affairs of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Independent project review
  • Teaching and research.

George Joffé is an independent consultant and formerly Deputy Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. A recognized authority on geopolitical issues, he engages in academic activities, independent consultancy and journalism and advises on the political, economic and social affairs of the Middle East and North Africa. He has recently been advising the Kurdistan authorities on geopolitical and security issues.

He has written a study of the contemporary crisis in Algeria, a book on the Qadhafi regime in Libya and an analysis of the Barcelona Process in the Mediterranean. He is Director-of-Studies for the Mediterranean in the Instituto de Estudos Estratégicos e Internacionais in Lisbon, which runs the EuroMeSCo network. He is the founder and co-editor of the Journal of North African Studies and is a research fellow at the Royal United Service Institute for Strategic Studies. Professor Joffé advises major energy companies on political and economic risk and has provided independent oversight of several impact assessments of energy policy and oil and gas E&P.

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