armed groups


Interviewed by AFPAl Jazeera, BBC NewshourFox News, the Economistthe IndependentIRIN, New York TimesRadio Australia, ReutersSBSVoice of America and others.  

Podcasts and Events

Panelist and guest speaker in podcasts, symposia and events convened by Oxford UniversityOverseas Development Institute, ATHA, Harvard University and elsewhere. 


Taliban Policy and Perceptions Towards Aid Agencies, Humanitarian Exchange, Issue 58, July 2013.

For Humanitarian Workers, the Taliban is Key to Access in Afghanistan, Global Observatory, February 2013.

Humanitarian Engagement with the Taliban in Afghanistan, Open Democracy, December 2012.


Armed Groups: Hinderers or Facilitators of Humanitarian Action? Geneva Call, May 2016.

Negotiating Perceptions: Al-Shabaab and Taliban Views of Aid Agencies, ODI Policy Brief, August 2014.

From the Spanish Civil War to Afghanistan: Historical and Contemporary Reflections on Humanitarian Engagement with Non-State Armed Groups, ODI Working Paper, May 2014 (with Eleanor Davey).

Humanitarian Negotiations: Key Lessons from Afghanistan, Sudan and Somalia, ODI Policy Brief, March 2014.

Humanitarian Negotiations with Al-Shabaab in Somalia, ODI Working Paper, December 2013 (with Abdi Aynte). 

Al-Shabaab Engagement with Aid Agencies, ODI Policy Brief, December 2013 (with Abdi Aynte). 

Humanitarian Negotiations in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, Sudan, ODI Working Paper, August 2013 (with Irina Mosel).  

Taliban Perspectives on Aid and Development Work in Afghanistan, ODI Policy Brief, December 2012 (with Antonio Giustozzi).

Humanitarian Negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan, ODI Working Paper, December 2012 (with Antonio Giustozzi).

Talking to the Other Side: Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Non-State Actors, ODI Policy Brief, June 2012.