Guido Lanfranchi



  • Conflict and Fragility
  • Business and Fragility


  • Sub Saharan Africa

Guido Lanfranchi is a research fellow at Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit (CRU). He contributes to CRU’s Horn of Africa programme, focusing on Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. Guido’s research interests revolve around the interplay between economic, political and security dynamics, with a focus on how economic interests and business elites shape governance arrangements and conflict patterns. Guido also conducts research on geopolitical dynamics in the Horn of Africa, including the engagement of various foreign powers (Russia, China, Arab Gulf states, etc.).

Guido holds a master’s degree in International Security from SciencesPo Paris and a bachelor's degree in International Studies from Leiden University. Prior to joining Clingendael, he interned at the Council of the EU, where he worked on EU-Africa relations, and collaborated as reporter and associate editor with Diplomat Magazine The Netherlands. Before moving into the field of international studies, Guido earned a BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

My work



Conflict and Fragility

Europe’s re-engagement with Ethiopia

01 February 2023 - 09:51
Europe in the World

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22 December 2022 - 09:00
Conflict and Fragility

Russia’s growing presence in Africa & implication for EU policy

16 June 2022 - 17:54
Conflict and Fragility

A clash of nationalisms and the remaking of the Ethiopian State

14 April 2022 - 14:38
Conflict and Fragility

Infrastructure development in fragile settings

23 December 2021 - 11:33
Conflict and Fragility

The UAE and China in the Horn of Africa

24 June 2021 - 17:23
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