Research Fellow, Director of Ifri's African Studies Center
- Mauritania, Sahel, West Africa
- Social and political issues
- Security and terrorism, traffics
Alain Antil is a Research Fellow and the Director of the African Studies Center at Ifri. He also teaches at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Lille and at the Institut Supérieur Technique Outre-Mer (ISTOM).
Alain Antil gained his PhD in political geography at the University of Rouen. Prior to this, he was an Associate Researcher at the Laboratoire d’Etude du Développement des Régions Arides, collaborated for the International Crisis Group and regularly contributed to the revue Sciences Humaines. He taught at the University of Rouen and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.