Much of my earlier research focused on political violence, this included work on the origin and duration of conflicts, the drivers of participation, the forms of conflict, and post conflict development. Much of this work has been done in West Africa though more recent, and still not completed, work, focuses on the GAM movement in Aceh Indonesia.
Observational work on conflict onset and duration.
“Natural Resources, Conflict and Conflict Resolution” (JCR 2005)
“Aspects Économiques des Guerres Civiles” (RTM 2003)
“Senegal and Mali: A Comparative Study of Rebellions in West Africa” (with H ag Mohamed)
“Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts: Issues and Options”
Research on participation in conflict
“Who Fights?” (AJPS 2008)
"Joining Separatist Insurgencies: Evidence from the Free Aceh Movement in Indonesia” with Laura Paler (not yet posted)
Research on Civilian abuse
“Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War” with J Weinstein. (APSR, 2006)
Post conflict reintegration and development
“Demobilization and Reintegration” (with J Weinstein) (JCR 2007)
“Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion After Civil War?” with J Fearon and J Weinstein (AER P&P 2009).
[See also CDR research]
Research on the measurement of violence
“Crowdseeding in Eastern Congo” with P van der Windt (JCR 2015)