Rhiannon Smith is the Managing Director of both Libya-Analysis and EyeOnISISinLibya.com. She is also the North Africa editor of Norwegian think tank Hate Speech International. She previously managed the Middle East Research Centre (MERC) at the Cambridge Judge Business School. Rhiannon speaks Arabic and has traveled widely within the MENA region. She has worked extensively in Libya with a focus on political risk analysis, economic development, and transitional justice. Rhiannon's analysis and opinion pieces have been published by Open Democracy, the New Statesman, Al Jazeera and the Royal United Services Institute.