Wolfgang Pusztai

Chairman of the Advisory Board


Wolfgang is a freelance security & policy analyst with a special focus on the MENA region. He has

both a military and an academic background in strategy. His education includes a M.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Vienna and a M.Sc. in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University / National War College in Washington D.C.

He is one of the few Distinguished Graduates from this senior-level education facility. Wolfgang´s vast military experience ranges from various positions on the strategic level in the Austrian MoD/General Staff to several international assignments (national, EU and NATO). He has also worked for a long time in the intelligence business.

From 2007 to 2012 he was Austria´s Defense Attaché to Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Libya and spent quite some time on the ground during the “Arab Spring”. This included the organization of the evacuation of hundreds of Austrian and EU citizens from Libya at the beginning of the Revolution and various reconnaissance missions.Wolfgang has lectured and written extensively about strategy as well as about the developments in North Africa, in particular Libya and Tunisia, and the Islamic State. He is well-known for his accurate assessment, forecasts, and country risk analyses.

Wolfgang advises several governments and international organizations as well as major corporations on Libya, North Africa and migration affairs. Wolfgang is a Director of Perim Associates, a California-based advisory company focused on the Middle East and Africa. Publications:

Libya: Exploiting the Achievements of the Libyan Political Agreement - Atlantic Council

Libya: Exploiting the Achievements of the Libyan Political Agreement - ISPI

Conflict Resolution In Libya: What Works? - Orient II / 2019

Contributed to Non-Secure Routes: The Hidden World of Illegal Migration in Libya - Abdelsatar Hetieta - The Investigative Journal

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