Recent Publications

“First, do no harm: five questions the EU needs to keep in mind for a sensitive approach to conflict resources” (CIDOB Notes Internacionals) The European Union acknowledges that when sanctions against resource-fuelled armed confrontations are not conflict sensitive, they can potentially exacerbate violence and instability on the ground. In many conflicts, sanctions are difficult to enforce due to limited state presence and rampant corruption in … Continue reading Recent Publications

Teaching 2019/20

SECOND SEMESTER: CIVIL WARS In this class we will undertake an in-depth and overarching examination of the literature on domestic armed conflict. We will try to understand the causes of civil wars, their dynamics and characteristics, and their consequences. We will start by defining civil war and discussing why should we study it as a distinct phenomenon from other forms of political violence and/or international … Continue reading Teaching 2019/20

Ongoing Research

WORK IN PROGRESS Accepted Book Proposals “Violencia Política” (Political Violence), (co-edited with Lesley-Ann Daniels), Madrid: Tecnos. Accepted Book Chapters “Violencia Política” (Political Violence), (co-edited with Lesley-Ann Daniels), Madrid: Tecnos. “Causas de Guerras Civiles” (Causes of Civil Wars). In: Lesley-Ann Daniels and Martijn C. Vlaskamp (eds), Violencia Política. Madrid: Tecnos. “Golpes de estado” (Coup d’états). In: Lesley-Ann Daniels and Martijn C. Vlaskamp (eds), Violencia Política. Madrid: … Continue reading Ongoing Research

COEUS Research Project: Perceptions, Ideas and Preferences about Conflict Termination

Several armed conflicts in Europe’s immediate neighborhood, uncontrolled migration from/through zones of instability and jihadist terrorism have called new attention to the European Union’s (EU) crisis response policies. The 2016 EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy stated that “internal and external security are ever more intertwined: our security at home depends on peace beyond our borders” (page 7). The research project COEUS explores … Continue reading COEUS Research Project: Perceptions, Ideas and Preferences about Conflict Termination