Focusing on process tracing and using the example of fieldwork in Donbas, I develop an argument in this article...
Predators and Peace: Explaining the Failure of the Pakistani Conflict Settlement Process in 2013-4
In this article in Civil Wars, my colleagues Talat Farooq, Scott Lucas, and I ask whether US drone strikes caused the...
Trade as a confidence-building measure in protracted conflicts: the cases of Georgia and Moldova compared
Published in 2019 in Eurasian Geography and Economics, my colleague Nino Kemoklidze and I investigate the extent to...
Linkage and leverage effects on Moldova’s Transnistria problem
Co-authored with John Beyer and published in East European Politics, this article asks what the impact is of geopolitical competition on conflict resolution and democratisation in the context of extensive and multi-directional linkages and leverage? Our analysis...
The EU as an International Security Provider: The Need for a Mid-range Theory
Published in Global Society, as part of a Special Issue on "Theorising the European Union as an International Security Provider: Actors, Processes, Outcomes and Impact", this article is the special issue's introduction, co-authored with Annemarie Peen Rodt and Richard...
The EU’s Responses to Conflicts in its Wider Neighbourhood: Human or European Security?
Systematically examining the EU’s responses to conflicts in its wider neighbourhood, this article argues that the Union’s response is most in line with a human security approach in relation to those conflicts where it perceives to have the greatest interests at stake.
Twenty Years On and Twenty Years Ahead
While resistance to HCNM involvement is likely to increase in an era in which sovereignty concerns all too often trump concerns over human and minority rights, this does not make the institution of the HCNM itself irrelevant — on the contrary. I argue in this article that there are three areas in which the HCNM has a future role to play: monitoring, preventive quiet diplomacy, and policy transfer.
Self-Determination After Kosovo
Using Kosovo as an illustrative case study, this article discusses the meaning of self-determination in its historical and contemporary contexts and examines the different options available for the accommodation of contested self-determination claims.
Conflict Management in Divided Societies: The Many Uses of Territorial Self-Governance
This article establishes and tests a framework to explain the emergence of forms of territorial self-governance, examines the conditions under which they are combined with other conflict management strategies, such as power sharing, and reflects on their track record of providing stability in divided societies, finding it more promising than its critics allow.