Abubakar Alhassan

Abubakar Alhassan is an analyst at Geopolitical Futures. Prior to joining Geopolitical Futures, Mr. Alhassan worked for governmental bodies as a geopolitical analyst specializing in jihadism in West Africa. He has a bachelor’s degree in international and comparative politics and is pursuing a masters’ degree in international relations with a specialization in peace and conflict resolution. A native Yoruba speaker, Mr. Alhassan is also fluent in English.

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