Antonio Sampaio

Antonio Sampaio

Research Analyst for Latin America


Main Responsibilities: Research and analysis on Latin American politics, security and political economy; development of events and meetings related to Latin America at the IISS; participation in briefings to members. Research focus on Brazil’s foreign and defence policies, as well as security trends in Latin America.  

Background: Antônio holds a BA in Journalism, and graduated with an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society from King’s College London. He received a Chevening scholarship. Before joining the IISS he worked as editor at the international desk of the Brazilian news channel Globo News. He has written on politics and security in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, as well as on the regional politics of Latin America.  

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Joined IISS: July 2011

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