Books, Articles & Interviews

“Constitutional Choices and Statebuilding in Postconflict Countries” in The Dilemmas of Statebuilding: Confronting the Contradictions of Postwar Peace Operations edited by Roland Paris and Timothy Sisk (Routledge, 2008)

“Somalia: Pirates and Poverty”, TV Interview, IcastNews, 21 November 2008

Constitution-Building During the War on Terror: the Challenge of Somalia (New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (2008), Volume 40(2) p. 597-614)

“Constitution Building in Peace building”, Lecture at the Kennedy School, Harvard University, May 2008

“Democracy and Post Conflict Settings”, Radio Interview, Think Globally Radio Show (, April 2007)

Political Violence and the International Community: Civil Conflict and Coup d’Etat (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007)

Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict Countries: Operational Initiatives and Lessons Learnt (World Bank Social Development Papers series Oct 2006) Pdf

Post-Conflict Peace-Building and Constitution-Making (Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 6 No. 2, Winter 2006) Pdf

Paradoxes and Compromises in the Design of Post-Conflict Constitutions (Research Partnership On Postwar Statebuilding, Oct 2006) Pdf

Constitution Building Processes and Democratization: A Discussion of Twelve Case Studies (International IDEA, 2006) Pdf

Constitutional Engineering After Conflict: The Consequences of Governance Choices in Post-Conflict Constitutions (IPA, 2006) Pdf

Sustainability and peace-building: A key challenge (Journal of Development in Practice, Volume 15, Number 6 (November, 2005)) Pdf

State-building and the Political Transition after Conflict (Proceedings of the American Society of International Law Annual Conference, 2005) Pdf (Panel description )

The Future of UN State-Building: Strategic and Operational Challenges and the Legacy of Iraq (IPA Policy Report, 2004) (with Sebastian von Einsiedel) Pdf

The Approach of the International Community to Violence in Civil Wars: A Case Study of the War in Sierra Leone (Journal of Conflict and Security Law, Autumn 2003)


Haste makes failure, Building nations I (with David Malone). The International Herald Tribune Thursday, July 1, 2004 Pdf (French op ed Pdf)

Will Haiti be forgotten again so soon (with David Malone). The International Herald Tribune, Tuesday June 1 2004 Pdf