Lino MIANI – Defense Policy and Counter Terrorism



Lino has twenty five years of special operations, interagency, and multinational experience with NATO and in sixty eight countries.

He is the CEO of Navisio Global LLC, a consultancy that provides expertise for business facilitation services to clients that include DigitalGlobe, the University of New South Wales, 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 and WMD proliferation.  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.

Links, Quotes, Publications

Navisio Global Website

The Affiliate Network

The Sulu Arms Market

Remarks to the NATO Special Operations School on cooperation with Asia

NBC Story on the Sulu Arms Market