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Matt Herbert
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Matt Herbert

Matt Herbert is the Research Manager for the North Africa and Sahel Observatory at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, overseeing teams conducting applied field research on the political economy of crime in the two regions. He specializes in transnational organized crime, border management, and security sector reform.

Dr. Herbert previously consulted throughout North Africa and the Sahel on border and security force capacity building and in East Africa on informal political economy issues. He has also worked on transborder threats at the U.S.-Mexico border and served as a policy aide to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. He holds a PhD in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Recent Activity

Reports
March 2022

To address cross-border challenges, the European Union and its Member States have increasingly partnered with neighboring countries, with those in the Maghreb region of northern Africa playing a particularly important role. This report examines the border security situation in the Maghreb and European efforts to work with Maghrebi partners to strengthen border management. It finds a mismatch in priorities stymies cooperation.