Sherif El-Ashmawy

Sherif El-Ashmawy is a political and security risk analyst focusing on the Middle East and North Africa region. In his current role at Control Risks Group, a global specialist risk consultancy, he leads the company's analysis on North Africa. El-Ashmawy advises multinational companies and organizations on the various political, security, regulatory and operational risks that they face in the MENA region. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from Sciences Po Paris and a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Cairo University.

Deeper Fragmentation Looms for Libya

June 18, 2020

Sweeping military victories in recent weeks by forces aligned with the Government of National Accord (GNA) in northwestern Libya have effectively ushered in the end of the self-styled Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 14-month offensive to capture Tripoli. While fighting between the warring parties persists as the GNA forces are building...

Is the Worst Over for Libya?

November 02, 2018

There are signs that a worst-case scenario has been avoided in Libya.  The latest month-long round of inter-militia fighting south of Tripoli, which broke out on August 27 and left at least 115 people killed, had two remarkable effects. On the one hand, the level of violence, which the capital...