I consider contributing to policy-making to be an integral part of the job of being a political scientist. As such, I make my myself available to media sources for interviews, consult for policy-makers, and write in popular media and blogs about my research. The primary topics I discuss focus on my primary research agendas, namely conflict and peacekeeping (primarily in West Africa) and the impact of electoral politics on foreign policy. However, I've also written about how conflict intersects with migration, climate change, and drug trafficking..

Policy Contributions