This project investigates whether and how the use of drones by a state on the territory of another actor increases or decreases the propensities for conflict and cooperation both within and between these actors, asking specifically what impact the use of drones has on the possibilities for containing and/or ending intrastate conflict, and what its impact is on the relationship between states.
Over the past almost three years, I have been reflecting on the Arab Spring from the perspective of the international community’s response, its implications for international security, and the violent nature of most of the transition processes. The articles below are primarily focused on Libya and Yemen.
Over the past decade, I have been involved in various conflict management and settlement efforts in Moldova, working with the Government of Moldova, the authorities of Transnistria and Gagauzia, the OSCE Mission and the EU Delegation in Chisinau, as well as the British Embassy in Moldova and providing advice to a variety of governments and international organisations.
I am the co-founder of this initiative offering intellectual and personal development seminars and workshops designed to hone and develop new generations of leaders committed to such basic, yet important values as integrity, honesty and responsibility as an important means to generate dialogue with and among leaders from conflict and post-conflict zones.
A summary of my involvement in the year-long mediation process which culminated in the conclusion of the Berlin Accords for Kirkuk in April 2009.
Focusing on the case of Sudan, I am one of seven of the leading scholars in comparative constitutional law to develop case studies on constitutional design and conflict management as part of a a programme on Climate Change and African Political Stability in Africa run by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin.
Workshop at Arundel House 13 December 2010 Organised by POLSIS, University of Birmingham Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies School...