9 Apr 2015 @ Hamburg
Drawing on recent research on power sharing and territorial self-governance, this paper focuses on the options available for dealing with the territorial contestation between Kiev and the separatists in the two eastern regions of Ukraine. I first review relevant findings from three different sets of data and then outline their implications for moving towards a sustainable arrangement for relations between Kiev and Donetsk and Luhansk.
9 Jan 2015 @ Uppsala
This paper develops a theoretical model to enable a better understanding of the relationship between power sharing and transitional justice in peace agreements and their impact on the attainability and sustainability of long-term peace, justice, and democracy and tests it on a new dataset of 72 post-1989 peace agreements.
22 Nov 2014 @ Princeton University
At the 20th Liechtenstein Colloquium on International Security, I contributed a talk on the new quality of complexity that shapes the environment today in which self-determination claims are negotiated, and this is likely to increase further in the future.
28 Oct 2014 @ Brussels
Contributing to a briefing by the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security on our recent work on the security impact of drone strikes, I offered some preliminary findings from an analysis of the 2011 drone strikes carried out by in Yemen.
27 Feb 2014 @ London
This talk offers an overview of the different options that can be used to design negotiation processes and then focuses on some of the likely problems that mediators might encounter along the way and how they can deal with them constructively and swiftly.
3 Dec 2013 @ Uppsala
This paper, co-authored with Karl Cordell, starts with a brief overview of the background to...
27 Nov 2013 @ Geneva
This paper offers an overview of the different options that can be used to design...
16 May 2013 @ Skopje, Macedonia
Institutional designs combining territorial self-governance, a proportional electoral system for the legislature and a parliamentary form of government decrease the risk of violent conflict in divided societies compared to all other possible combinations of different structures in democratic states.
30 Apr 2013 @ London
International Alert’s Conflict Ideas Forum explores the changing nature of Gulf engagement in Middle East and North African states over the course of the Arab Spring. My contribution in the opening session focuses on the challenges of transitions, drawing comparatively on experiences from the past two decades.