Media/Outreach

Articles and Blogs

“Is Belarus in the Midst of a Generational Upheaval?” (with John O’Loughlin and Gerard Toal), Global Voices, September 17, 2020 . Article here.

“What’s Driving the Belarus Protests?” (with John O’Loughlin and Gerard Toal), The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, August 21, 2020. Article here.

“Governments Around the World Are Restricting Rights, Using the Pandemic as Cover” (with Neil Mitchell and Hannah Smidt), The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage,  May 6, 2020. Article here.

“Kazakhs Are Weary of Neighbours Bearing Gifts” (with Marlene Laruelle, John O’Loughlin, and Gerard Toal), Open Democracy, April 30, 2020. Article here.

“Are Some NGOs Really ‘Foreign Agents’? Here’s What People in Georgia and Ukraine Say” (with John O’Loughlin and Gerard Toal), Open Democracy, April 16, 2020. Article here.

“To Russia with Love” (with John O’Loughlin and Gerard Toal). Foreign Affairs, April 3, 2020. Article here. Response here.

“Six Years and $20 Billion in Russian Investment Later, Crimeans Are Happy with Russian Annexation” (with John O’Loughlin and Gerard Toal), The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, March 18, 2020. Article here.

“Is Ukraine Caught between Europe and Russia? We Asked Ukrainians This Important Question” (with John O’Loughlin and Gerard Toal), The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, February 26, 2020. Article here.

“With Politicians Who Can’t Be Bothered to Read Peace Agreements, No Wonder Brexit Negotiations Are Such a Mess” (with Kit Rickard), The Independent, February 2, 2019.  Article here.

“Why Changing the Good Friday Agreement Because of Brexit Is Such a Dangerous Idea” (with Kit Rickard), The Conversation, January 28, 2019. Article here.

“What the People of Nagorno-Karabakh Think about the Future of their Homeland” (with Lee J.M. Seymour), The Conversation, April 20, 2016. Article here.

“How ISIS Rule and Mobilisation Matters for the Military Response to the Paris Attack,” UCL European Institute blog, December 16, 2015. Article here.

“The Problem with Fragmented Insurgencies” (with Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham and Lee J.M. Seymour), The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, May 13, 2015. Article here.

“Islamic State: No-one Wants to Talk to Terrorists, but We Always Do—and Sometimes it Works” (with Govinda Clayton), The Conversation, October 14, 2014. Article here.

“Foreign Fighters Don’t Always Help,” The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, May 28, 2014. Article here.

“Splittet opposisjon,” Aftenposten, Nov. 19, 2012 (in Norwegian).

“Folkets makt: Hva kan revolusjonene i Øst-Europa i 1989 fortelle oss om dagens demonstrasjoner i Egypt?” Verdens Gang, Feb. 3, 2011 (in Norwegian).


Public and Practitioner Events

Organized academic/practitioner workshop on “State-Citizen Interactions during and after Violence,” Global Governance Institute, University College London, June 2019. See a summary of the event here.

Organized academic/practitioner workshop on “Challenges to Global Governance: Conflict, Contagion, and Citizens’ Rights,” Global Governance Institute, University College London, February 2019.

Organized academic/practitioner workshop on “Conflict and Governance: Working with  Informal Institutions during and after War,” Global Governance Institute, University College London, June 2018.

Invited presentation on “Decentralization and Syria.” Workshop on “Syria and Global Security: A Multilateral Dialogue Project on Transition and Post-War Syria,” organized by the Geneva Center for Security Policy and the Omran Center for Strategic Studies, Caux, Switzerland, February 2018.

Organized academic/practitioner workshop on “Institutions in Conflicted and Fragile States,” Global Governance Institute, University College London, October 25, 2017. See a summary of the event here.

“The Crisis in Catalonia.” Chatham House webinar, October 11, 2017.

Organized academic/practitioner workshop on “Restrictions on Civil Society and the Free Flow of Information,” Global Governance Institute, University College London, May 9, 2017. See a policy brief based on the event here.

“What Happens after Civil Wars End?” Talk at the Pint of Science Festival, London, May 24, 2016.

Organized stakeholder workshop on “Perceptions of Security and Governance in de facto and Partially Recognized States,” University College London, September 11-12, 2014. See summary of the event here.

“When the Enemy of My Enemy Is Not My Friend: Why Rebels Sometimes Target Their Own.” Talk at TEDxUCL, June 2012. Talk here.