Special Issue on Sanctions Published

With Clara Portela (European Union Institute for Security Studies), I have co-edited a special issue of the Spanish-language journal Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals on the “other” effects of sanctions. Extensive academic research has looked at sanctions from the perspective of those imposing them. Less attention has been given to other impacts, for example, on their targets, on the domestic policies of the sanctioners and on … Continue reading Special Issue on Sanctions Published

Juan de la Cierva Incorporation Grant Awarded

I have been awarded a Juan de la Cierva incorporation grant for work contracts from the Spanish State Agency for Research. The funding program finances the recruitment of young researchers for a period of three years. Furthermore, the recipients receive a lump sum to cover research expenses. During the three years the recipients can strengthen the skills they have acquired in their previous postdoctoral training … Continue reading Juan de la Cierva Incorporation Grant Awarded

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”