lino Miani

​Chief Executive Officer


Lino has fourteen years of special operations, interagency, and multinational experience in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and NATO. 


He is a veteran of the Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL) at the Center for the Study of WMD at National Defense University in Washington, DC, an Olmsted Foundation Scholar, and a sought after expert on illicit markets, WMD proliferation, and interagency organization.  His 2011 book, The Sulu Arms Market is the world’s authoritative look inside the shadowy world of illicit trafficking of firearms in Southeast Asia.


Lino speaks Spanish, Malay, Indonesian, and French and holds security clearances in the United States and NATO.


He holds a B.S. in Regional Geography from West Point, an M.A. in Strategic and Defense Studies from the University of Malaya, and an M.A. in Interagency Studies from Kansas University.


Lino is currently writing his second book. read it here.

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Lino is available as a lecturer and public speaker. Past appearances at the Oxford University Strategic Studies Group, NBC News, the University of New South Wales, and at the NATO Special Operations School.