Subject Matter Expert at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

I have been appointed as a Subject Matter Expert at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). HCSS was established in 2007 as an independent think tank. The founder Prof. dr. Rob de Wijk started this organization with a small team of senior experts and analysts, being drawn in from organizations such as the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), RAND, Clingendael, the Dutch … Continue reading Subject Matter Expert at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

#IBEIatHome

Due to the Covid-19 health crisis and the resulting state of alarm in Spain with a nationwide lockdown, IBEI’s offices have been closed for the foreseeable future. This means that faculty and staff are working from home at the moment. To show that this doesn’t mean that our work has stopped, IBEI launched the campaign #IBEIatHome. Faculty, staff and students alike have sent pictures from home … Continue reading #IBEIatHome

Grant Received for Research on “Green Grabbing”

A research project of which I am Principal Investigador (“Green, but Mean? The Relationship Between Ecologically Motivated Land Investments and Conflict in the Global South” (GREEN-MEAN)) has received funding from the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP). Numerous academic studies have linked land scarcity to an increased likelihood of violent conflicts in the Global South. Some of the most cited motives for land scarcity are … Continue reading Grant Received for Research on “Green Grabbing”

Policy Paper on Conflict Resources Published

As a late result of my project GLONEXACO my brief policy paper “First, do no harm: five questions the EU needs to keep in mind for a sensitive approach to conflict resources” was published in the series CIDOB Notes Internacionals. This online publication addresses current world events with expert analyses that are oriented towards policy. My paper addresses the issue of measures against so-called conflict resources. … Continue reading Policy Paper on Conflict Resources Published

Edited Volume “EU Contested” Published

The edited volume “European Union Contested Foreign Policy in a New Global Context” (Heidelberg & New York: Springer), which I have edited with Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués and Esther Barbé is online available for purchase. The European Union’s foreign policy and its international role are increasingly being contested both globally and at home. At the global level, a growing number of states are now challenging the Western-led liberal … Continue reading Edited Volume “EU Contested” Published

Article on the Influence of International Recognition on Secessionism Published

The article “Does international recognition matter? Support for unilateral secession in Catalonia and Scotland” (co-authored with Diego Muro and Guillem Vidal) was published online in Nations and Nationalism. We wanted to know how much do the prospects of international recognition of a possible new state affect the domestic support for secession. To answer this research question, we adopted a most similar systems design and conducted a Web‐based survey … Continue reading Article on the Influence of International Recognition on Secessionism Published

Participation in 6th European Workshops in International Studies

During the 6th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) – EISA in Krakow (Poland) (26-29 June), I presented my paper “Why do individuals support/reject policy interventions in armed conflicts? An overview of the COEUS project“. In the paper, I explained the COEUS research project. The EWIS bring relatively small groups of experts together, who discuss for two days their work. My presentation was part of the … Continue reading Participation in 6th European Workshops in International Studies