Alison Pargeter's primary research focus is on political and security issues in North Africa and the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on Libya. She also specialises on political Islamist movements in North Africa, especially the Muslim Brotherhood. She has conducted numerous research projects and is currently leading a study on tribes as political and security actors in Libya and Iraq.
Alison has published widely in her field and her books include, Return to the Shadows: The Muslim Brotherhood and An-Nahda after the Arab Spring (2016); Libya: The Rise and Fall of Gaddafi (2012); The Muslim Brotherhood: The Burden of Tradition (2010); and The New Frontiers of Jihad: Radical Islam in Europe (2008). She regularly briefs policymakers and gives presentations at international conferences, as well as serving as an expert witness in courts in the UK and elsewhere. Alison is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College, London.