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…

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…

A perfect storm? Forces shaping modern migration & displacement

In a research collaboration between the Global Initiative and RMMS (the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat), I am pleased to have had the honour to co-author a report, “A perfect storm? The factors shaping modern migration” that identifies the different aspects of globalisation and governance through the lenses of economy, culture, demography, communications, crime and security, that…