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

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

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