Gonzalo Saiz is a Research Analyst for Project CRAAFT and works at the RUSI offices in Brussels. His research focuses on the crime-terror nexus and its impact on terrorism financing in Europe.

Prior to joining RUSI in 2022, Gonzalo worked as a legal advisor to victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, as well as a researcher of transnational organised crime in Spain and across Europe, collaborating extensively with non-profit organisations and law enforcement agencies.

He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Law and International Relations from the University of Deusto, and an MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics, where his dissertation examined combatting Al-Shabaab through the targeting of its illicit sources of financing.

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