Academic Qualifications

Daniel Rio Tinto recently concluded his PhD in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK), working with the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS). His doctoral thesis is ‘Tracing the Security Dilemma in Civil Wars: how fear and insecurity can lead to intra-state violence?’ and evaluates the performance of the Security Dilemma as an explanation for the outbreak of violence in civil wars, drawing from the cases of post-decolonization violence in Angola and Mozambique. He holds a Master in Political Science and International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) of the Lisbon’s New University (UNL) in Lisbon, Portugal. His research interests include international relations theory, international security, civil wars, political violence, peace operations and African Studies. His regional expertise covers sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Previously, he contributed to the Brazilian Naval War College (EGN), the Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center (CCOPAB), the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), the Portuguese Institute for National Defence (IDN) and Oxford Analytica.