With security forces protecting the Lézard Rouge touristic train in Metlaoui, Tunisia.

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Columbia University in New York, and a Cordier Fellow in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

My research interests are international security, civil-military relations, and democratization, with a regional interest in North Africa.

You can follow me on Twitter @NickLotito.