The list below itemises most of my publications. Not listed here are three things.

First,  I authored and co-authored dozens of consultative studies between 2011 and 2019, mainly for government but also for a number of private sector clients. They’re subject to a range of confidentiality issues, and not for me to claim or publicise.

Second, I produced hundreds of internal briefings, reports and studies, and edited hundreds more that were drafted by others, during my time as a NATO staff officer. I don’t actually know the precise number of items this includes, except that they were the outputs of a daily, weekly and monthly grind over a period of six years.

Finally, I also founded and published two limited distribution journals, Current Intelligence and Sovereign Data, which featured the writing and analysis of people far smarter than this poor wretch. I had the pleasure of working with them to develop ideas, commissioning their work and editing their submissions, but I could never claim credit for their excellence.

A curiosity in this list is / are essays and op-eds that have appeared in the online editions of mainstream media outlets. Media organisations periodically move their web content around (Foreign Policy has done this a few times), so older links to external web pages, blog posts and op-eds are prone to breakage – which makes it hard to keep track of where things are on the internet. I’ve included them in the bibliography, but I’ve also compiled them elsewhere on this site for ease of reference, along with their original URLs and citation information. Click through the links to read more: CNN // Foreign Policy // Wired

Books (Authored Books and Edited Volumes)

Shorter Items (Articles, Essays and Book Chapters)

  • “Framing Militant Sanctuary Practices in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001-2011.” Chapter in Sanctuary Practices in International Perspectives: Migration, Citizenship and Social Movements, edited by Randy Lippert and Sean Rehaag. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2012. pp. 245-257.
  • “Deconstructing Political Orthodoxies on Insurgent and Terrorist Sanctuaries.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31:3 (March 2008): 251-267. Adapted from “Cracks in the System: Sanctuary and Terrorism After 9/11,” Introduction to Denial of Sanctuary.
  • “Protected Status, Sacred Sites, Black Holes, and Human Agents: System, Sanctuary, Terrain Complexity.” Civil Wars 31:1 (Winter 2008): 1-6.
  • “Cracks in the System: Sanctuary and Terrorism After 9/11.” Introduction to Denial of Sanctuary: Understanding Terrorist Safe Havens. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2007. pp. 1-20.
  • “Security in Between.” Introduction to Bosnian Security After Dayton. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. pp. 1-5.
  • “Denial-of-Resource Operations and NPFL Radio Dominance in the Liberian Civil War.” Civil Wars 7:3 (Autumn 2005): 94-115.
  • “Terrorist Sanctuaries and Bosnia-Herzegovina: Challenging Conventional Assumptions.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 28:4 (July-August 2005): 295-305.
  • “Reading Guerrilla Radio In Wartime Liberia.” Small Wars and Insurgencies 16:2 (2005): 241-251.
  • “Political Communication in Wartime Liberia: Themes and Concepts.” CEPES Occasional Paper Series. Montreal: Centre d’Études des Politiques Étrangères et de Sécurité, May 2004.
  • “The Policy Hole.” SAIS Review 23:1 (Winter/Spring 2003): 257-271.
  • “Ordinary Bystanders.” SAIS Review 22:2 (Summer/Fall 2002): 361-366.
  • “The New Banality, Modern Atrocities, and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention.” Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (2002). Original URL: Archived copy available at:
  • “Accountability for Genocide: Des Forges’ Torch.” Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (October 2001). Original URL: Archived copy available at:

Other Writing