Drones: The Political Effects of UAVs

Drones: The Political Effects of UAVs

Together with my colleagues Nicholas Wheeler and David Dunn at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, 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...
Creating political space in Kirkuk

Creating political space in Kirkuk

In 2008 and 2009 I was involved in a mediation project run by the Initiative on Quiet Diplomacy to assist local political leaders from Kirkuk in Iraq to overcome tensions between the communities they represented. A case study based on this project details lessons from...
Perspectives on the Arab Spring

Perspectives on the Arab Spring

Over the past several 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. 15 January...
Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa

Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin is running a programme on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), and I am one of seven experts in comparative constitutional law to develop case...
Leadership in Conflict

Leadership in Conflict

Executive Summary 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 are an important means to generate dialogue...