Research and Publications


Oil, Profits and Peace: Does Business Have a Role in Peacemaking? USIP Press, 2007. See USIP and Amazon

Chapters in edited volumes

R2P and the Extractive Industries‘, in ed.Forrer and Seyle, The Role of Business in the Responsibility to Protect, CUP, 2016.

Mitigating risks and realizing opportunities: Environmental and social standards for foreign direct investment in high-value natural resources‘, in ed.Lujala and Aas Rustad, High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Routledge, 2012.

The changing context for efforts to avoid the curse of oil’, in ed. Spreng, Flueler, Goldblatt, Minsch, Tackling Long Term Global Energy Problems: the Contribution of Social Science, Sprenger, 2012.

 Reports and Briefings

Final Reports, Multi-Disciplinary Team and Independent Expert Panel, Joint Fact Finding (Mongolia), 2017.

Going Global: Chinese Oil and Mining Companies and Governance of Resource Wealth, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009.  See Wilson Center

Business and Human Rights: An Idea whose Time has Come, United States Institute of Peace, Peace Brief, June 2012 (with Hannah Clayton), USIP

Oil and State Building in South Sudan: New Country, Old Industry, USIP Special Report, May 2011.  USIP

The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: an implementation toolkit for major project sites,  Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, 2008 (with Don McFetridge). MIGA

Managing resource wealth: Post-conflict Stabilization in Resource Rich Countries, USIP Special Report, 2006.  See USIP

Blog posts and reviews

The challenge of integrating human rights into ESIA – HR and ESIA, October 2017

Low Oil prices could Shake up Africa’s Petro states’, January 2015, New Security beat.

“Oil in South Sudan: Turning Crisis into Opportunity”, May 2014,New Security Beat

‘East Africa’s oil and Natural Gas Boom – Avoiding the Resource Curse’, February 2013, New Security Beat

Lifting the Veil: What can we learn from EITI Reports, International Network on Economics of Conflict, November 2011, see USIP

Book Review: ‘Plundered Nations? Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction’, November 2011, New Security Beat

Tracking the End Game: Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement, October 2010, New Security Beat