Ioannis Mantzikos holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Athens, a Masters in African Politics from SOAS and an MPhil in War Studies from King’s College London. He has served as Research Director for the Hellenic African Chamber of Commerce and Development and has written for peer reviewed journals such as Mediterranean Quarterly and Digest of Middle East Studies. his area of concern is West Africa and especially the growth of radical movements in Nigeria. He now serves as a consultant for Shield Analysis LLC a counter terrorism consultancy and co-authors a book on al-Qaeda with Dr. Denise Baken of George Mason University.
In the framework of RIMA, Ioannis will mainly deal with Boko Haram and radical movements in Nigeria.