26 November 2015.
Virginia Comolli, IISS Research Fellow for Security and Development
Thursday 26 November 2015, 11am GMT
EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference
12 November 2015.
EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2015 Special Session 9
Chair: Bruno Dupre, Policy Coordinator, CBRN Threat Reduction Programmes, EEAS
Tatsujiro Suzuki, Director and Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University
Maurizio Barbeschi, Team Leader, Health and Security Interface, World Health Organisation
Martin Scott-Tabi, National Focal Point for EU on CBRN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liberia
21 September 2015.
Presentation by Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development, at the Conflict, Security and Development Research Group, based in the Department of War Studies, King's College London
Hosted by the Conflict, Security and Development Research Group, based in the Department of War Studies, King's College London. The event took place on Monday, 21st September, and was chaired by Dr Christine Cheng from the Department of War Studies.
Now calling themselves Islamic State’s...
19 June 2015.
Interview with Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development
WASHINGTON TIMES: Why did you write a book about Boko Haram?
VIRGINIA COMOLLI: I came to look at Boko Haram not because I am an Africanist, but because I am a security analyst very much interested in state groups. Most of my work is channelled through the study of insurgencies, extremism, terrorism and organized crime. So this is how I started to...
17 June 2015.
Research Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
Deputy Director, Nigeria Desk, US Department of State
IISS-US, Washington DC
Wednesday 17 June 2015
05 June 2015.
Christianity Today interview with Virignia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development
CHRISTIANITY TODAY: Why are the origins of Boko Haram so unclear?
VIRGINIA COMOLLI: During my research, I was struck by the amount of confusion and contrasting views among high-level politicians and members of the military. There are people who believe it is a group purely motivated by violent religious extremism. Other people say it is a political movement. Other people think it’s...
21 May 2015.
Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
Arundel House, London
Thursday 21 May 2015
Armed Conflict Survey
14 April 2015.
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nigeria (Delta Region)
Nigeria (Ethno-religious Violence)
07 April 2015.
By Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development
Although the Nigerian presidential campaigns were only formally launched in November 2014, we have been awaiting the recent presidential elections for much longer. It all began roughly two years ago when speculation over whether President Goodluck Jonathan would seek re-election sparked controversy. Now, almost anti-climatically, the wait is over: with a lead of 2.5 million votes, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and retired general Muhammadu...
20 March 2015.
By Maxime Humeau, Land Warfare Research Assistant
In the spring of 2014, several West African countries reported of what was to become the widest and most lethal Ebola epidemic in history. By mid-July the spread of the virus in Sierra Leone had outpaced the infection in Guinea and Liberia combined. The amplifying emergency drove the United Kingdom to deploy a force of 750 uniformed personnel to the country on October the...