Illicit Flows and Local Conflict Dynamics

Mark Shaw and I were very pleased to be able to contribute to a UN University lead research series on the “Crime-Conflict Nexus“, with an outstanding set of co-authors, including John de Boer, James Cockayne and Louise Bosetti from UNU; Vanda Felbab-Brown from the Brookings Institute, and Sasha Jesperson from RUSI. Our two papers were…

EU Policy Notes: OC-CT Nexus and intersection of Migration-CVE

By invitation of the CT-Morse project, a policy advisory, support and monitoring unit for the EU’s programmes in counter-terrorism, I’ve had the pleasure to lead the development of two policy notes: Examining the Nexus between Organised Crime and Terrorism, and its Implications for EU Programming Co-authored with Colin Clarke of Rand / ICCT-The Hague, and Laura…

Casualties of War: Polio and the Golden Millimetre

Claire Hajaj and I were pleased to contribute an article to the Journal of Global Health Governance, an article that marked the 2014 re-emergence of polio in Syria after 14 years of absence. Polio, the archetypal disease of poverty was within a millimeter of complete eradication, thanks to incredible efforts of global-local cooperation and political…

Protecting Politics: Organised Crime’s infiltration into political systems

The Global Initiative teamed up International IDEA and Clingendael to produce a paper series known as ‘Protecting Politics’ which examines the different strategies by which organised crime infiltrates into political systems. With colleagues Marcena Hunter and Adam Rodriques, we were pleased to author and contribute to two of these papers: Deterring the influence of Organised Crime…