Articles & Reports

I have been writing about international relations, national security, economic growth, public sector reform and the forth industrial revolution for over two decades. Most of my work is not public, but I provide samples of work undertaken below of particular interest reflective of issues of interest to me.

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2020 - 2021

Djibouti COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

Leading the formulation of the Djibouti COVID-19 Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) and Economic Recovery Program, layout out a five year investment framework approved by the President and Parliament.

CIC International Cooperation New York P

2008

Right-Financing Security Sector Reform

In the wake of violent conflict, a key element of building a durable peace is building a state with the ability to collect and manage public resources. This article builds on OECD DAC work on Right-Financing.

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2018

EU Engagement in the Red Sea

Lead a policy and operational study for the EU DG DEV on options for EU engagement in the Red Sea Region, focused on the Gulf States and Horn of Africa. With Amba Tadaa and Christian Chira,

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2020 - 2021

Djibouti COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

Leading the formulation of the Djibouti COVID-19 Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) and Economic Recovery Program

CIC International Cooperation New York P

2008

Right-Financing Security Sector Reform

In the wake of violent conflict, a key element of building a durable peace is building a state with the ability to collect and manage public resources.

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2012

This paper answers three questions: (i) how can liberalization be classified; (ii) how have liberalization policies affected conflict-affected and fragile states; and (iii) what are the essential preconditions to manage the liberalization-fragility interface?

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January 27 2006

Article for Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) drilling down into lessons in post conflict reconstruction, with John Gershman and Sharon Miller. Article focuses on the Afghanistan Compact we we fashioned together for the United Nations.

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January 27 2006

Article for Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) with John Gershman and Sharon Miller exposes the systemic fragility of the post-conflict Afghanistan, in advance of the 2006 London Conference on Afghanistan. Articles looks at pitfalls.

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November 2 2005

With Mark Sedra and John Gershman, the article examines the security situation in Afghanistan as being  volatile, with regional posturing intensifying, and the US signaling that troop withdrawals are imminent, Transition is fragile and uncertain.

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January 27 2006

Article for Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) drilling down into lessons in post conflict reconstruction, with John Gershman and Sharon Miller. Article focuses on the Afghanistan Compact we we fashioned together for the United Nations.

Screen Shot 2021-06-10 at 7.44.59 AM.png

January 27 2006

Article for Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) with John Gershman and Sharon Miller exposes the systemic fragility of the post-conflict Afghanistan, in advance of the 2006 London Conference on Afghanistan. Articles looks at pitfalls.

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November 2 2005

With Mark Sedra and John Gershman, the article examines the security situation in Afghanistan as being  volatile, with regional posturing intensifying, and the US signaling that troop withdrawals are imminent, Transition is fragile and uncertain.