Antonio Sampaio

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The International Institute for Strategic Studies

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Antônio researches violence, particularly related to organised crime, in peripheral areas of large urban centres. He has conducted field research and published articles on Rio de Janeiro and Bogotá. He has a particular interest in dynamics of territorial control by non-state armed groups and public policies to counter it. Antônio has also conducted work on the impact of armed conflict in urban areas of fragile countries. He is also a member of the expert network of the Global Initiative on Transnational Organised Crime (GITOC).

Eastern Africa, South America, Brazil, Colombia, Pakistan, South Africa
English, Spanish, Portuguese

Antonio Sampaio, 'The New Frontlines Are in the Slums', Foreign Policy, 3 July 2018. https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/03/the-new-frontlines-are-in-the-slums/

Antonio Sampaio, 'Rapid Urbanization Is a Risk to Global Security', CityLab, 23 July 2018. https://www.citylab.com/solutions/2018/07/rapid-urbanization-provides-a-breeding-ground-for-war/564038/

Antonio Sampaio, 'There's No Quick Fix for Rio's Violence', Americas Quarterly, 19 February 2018. https://www.americasquarterly.org/content/violence-rio-de-janeiro-needs-much-more-quick-fix

Antonio Sampaio, ‘Before and after Urban Warfare: Conflict Prevention and Transitions in Cities’, International Review of the Red Cross 98 (1), 2016, pp. 71–95.

Antonio Sampaio, ‘Aggressive Takeover: Shifts in Brazil Underworld Augur Rising Violence’, Jane’s Intelligence Review, March 2017, pp. 44-49.

Antonio Sampaio, ‘The utility of Force in Cities: Future Challenges of US Army Urban Stabilization Efforts’, in Scott N. Romaniuk and Francis Grice (eds.), The Future of US Warfare (London: Routledge, 2017).

Antonio Sampaio, ‘Concrete Crimes: Cities Adopt Local Initiatives to Tackle Criminality’, Jane’s Intelligence Review, June 2016, pp. 38-43.

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