Jason Miklian

Senior Researcher

Jason Miklian
Email: jason@prio.org
Work phone: 22 54 77 74
Mobile phone: 46 89 44 51
Jason Miklian is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

 Jason Miklian (MSc, International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science) is a researcher at PRIO, exploring the arenas where conflict and commerce meet.  Miklian’s research studies how demands for natural resources (such as iron, diamonds, and rare earth elements) and market access by consumer goods firms can influence how business, governance and violent conflict intersect in fragile countries and how these production chains are traced around the world.

Miklian's regional focus is on South Asian conflict resolution and regional security, with publications on media and foreign policy in Nepal, the Maoist insurgency in India, political ecologies of war and conflict diamonds in support. Miklian has conducted extensive fieldwork in South Asia since 2005, with over one dozen medium or long-term fieldwork visits to India on projects with international, national and local level project-based and institutional collaboration. Miklian is also a PhD candidate in Development Studies at the University of Life Sciences (Ås, Norway), and has written for or been cited in an expert capacity by theNew York Times, the BBC, The Economist, Agence France-Presse, Foreign Policy, France 24, NRK (Norway), The Hindu (India) and National Public Radio (New York) among various media outlets.

 

Background

​​​Languages spoken:

English, Hindi, Urdu


 

Events

PRIO started tracking events online in 2007. This listing is not complete. Past events may be mentioned in our news archive.

Publications

Recent publications

Miklian, Jason (2016) How Businesses Can Be Effective Local Peacebuilders – Evidence from Colombia, PRIO Policy Brief, 27. Oslo: PRIO.
Miklian, Jason & Kristian Hoelscher (2016) En beretning om fremtidens byer [On the Future of Cities], Ny Tid.
Miklian, Jason & Ida Roland Birkvad (2016) Religion, poverty and conflict in a garbage slum of Ahmedabad, International Area Studies Review 19(1): 60–75.
Miklian, Jason; & Atul Mishra (2016) The evolving domestic drivers of Indian foreign policy, NOREF Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, 2016. Oslo: NOREF.
Miklian, Jason; & Jayashree Vivekanandan (2016) Bringing the region back in? Deciphering India’s engagement with South Asia, NOREF Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, 2016. Oslo: NOREF.
Miklian, Jason; & Devika Sharma (2016) India’s global foreign policy engagements – a new paradigm?, NOREF Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, 2016. Oslo: NOREF.

All publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Gilboa, Eytan; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert; Jason Miklian & Piers Robinson (2016) Moving Media and Conflict Studies Beyond the CNN Effect (forthcoming), Review of International Studies.
Miklian, Jason & Ida Roland Birkvad (2016) Religion, poverty and conflict in a garbage slum of Ahmedabad, International Area Studies Review 19(1): 60–75.
Miklian, Jason (2015) India's Dangerous Digital Curfews, Foreign Policy(12).
Miklian, Jason & Kristian Hoelscher (2014) A Tale of New Cities, Harvard International Review 36(1): 13–18.
Miklian, Jason (2014) The Past, Present and Future of the 'Liberal Peace', Strategic Analysis 38(3): 493–507.
Miklian, Jason & Scott Carney (2013) Corruption, Justice and Violence in Democratic India, SAIS Review 33(1): 67–49.
Miklian, Jason (2012) The Political Ecology of War in Maoist India, Politics, Religion & Ideology 13(4): 561–576.
Hoelscher, Kristian; Jason Miklian; & Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati (2012) Hearts and Mines: A District-level Analysis of the Maoist Conflict in India, International Area Studies Review 15(2): 141–160.
Miklian, Jason & Scott Roecker (2012) Fire in the Sky, Foreign Policy.
Miklian, Jason; Kristoffer Lidén & Åshild Kolås (2011) The Perils of ‘Going Local’: Liberal Peace-building Agendas in Nepal, Conflict, Security & Development 11(3): 285–308.
Carney, Scott;Miklian, Jason; & Hoelscher, Kristian (2011) Fortress India , Foreign Policy .
Miklian, Jason (2011) Revolutionary Conflict in Federations: The Indian Case , Conflict, Security and Development 11(1): 25–53.
Miklian, Jason (2011) I Was a Rare Earths Day Trader , Foreign Policy .
Miklian, Jason; & Carney, Scott (2010) India's Hidden War , Foreign Policy .
Kolås, Åshild & Jason Miklian (2009) Managing Intractable Conflict: Indian Strategies, Journal of Conflict Management and Development 3(3): 1–20.
Miklian, Jason (2008) International Media’s Role on US-Small State Relations: The Case of Nepal , Foreign Policy Analysis 4(4): 399–418.
Miklian, Jason (2008) Nepal's Terai: Building an Ethnic Conflict? .
Miklian, Jason (2008) Nepal - the (Flawed) View From the US, Strategic Analysis 32(3): 349–357.

Book Chapter

Hoelscher, Kristian & Jason Miklian (2013) The violence of migration from Bangladesh to India, in Miklian, Jason; & Åshild Kolås, eds, India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. London: Routledge (103–121).
Kolås, Åshild & Jason Miklian (2013) Facing the future: Responding to human security in India, in Miklian, Jason; & Åshild Kolås, eds, India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. London: Routledge (227–235).
Kolås, Åshild & Jason Miklian (2013) Introduction, in Miklian, Jason; & Åshild Kolås, eds, India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. London: Routledge (1–12).
Miklian, Jason(2008) The New Warlords of India: The Salwa Judum's Purification Hunt in Chhattisgarh Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism In 2008. : (000–000). [Forthcoming]

Edited Volume

Miklian, Jason; & Åshild Kolås, eds, (2013) India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. London: Routledge. Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Miklian, Jason (2011) The General's Luck Runs Out, Foreign Policy.
Miklian, Jason; & Hoelscher, Kristian (2011) Fort India , Innsikt .

Popular Article

Miklian, Jason & Kristian Hoelscher (2016) En beretning om fremtidens byer [On the Future of Cities], Ny Tid.
Miklian, Jason; Kristian Hoelscher & Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2016) What makes a country dangerous for aid workers?, The Guardian.
Hoelscher, Kristian & Jason Miklian (2014) Kontroversiell og hardtslående [Controversial and Hardhitting], Dagsavisen.
Miklian, Jason & Peer Schouten (2013) Fluid Markets, Foreign Policy.
Miklian, Jason (2013) “Let’s Deal”: A Conversation with a Diamond Smuggler, Words Without Borders, 6 September.
Miklian, Jason (2013) Hot Rods, Foreign Policy, 28 juni.
Miklian, Jason & Kristian Hoelscher (2013) Government Quells Maoist Rebellion in West Bengal, New York Times.
Miklian, Jason (2013) Rough Cut, Foreign Policy, 02 January.
Miklian, Jason; & Goswami, Namrata (2008) Losing a New Game with the Same Old Moves, Outlook India, 3 December.
Miklian, Jason; & Goswami, Namrata (2008) India's Violent Internal Dissent, Economic and Political Weekly, 24 May.

PRIO Report

Hoelscher, Kristian; Katherine Edelen; Jason Miklian; Silje Holen; Joyeeta Bhattacharjee; Line Barkved; Farzana Jahan; Hari Bansh Jha; & Åshild Kolås (2013) Water Scarcity in Bangladesh. Transboundary Rivers, Conflict and Cooperation, PRIO Report, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Conference Paper

Miklian, Jason (2013) Fieldwork Methods in Sensitive or Dangerous Locations, presented at International Studies Association, San Francisco.
Miklian, Jason (2013) Ethical Challenges of Fieldwork-based Research in Conflict Zones, presented at European Conference on African Studies, Lisbon, Portugal.
Miklian, Jason (2013) Ethical Challenges of Fieldwork-based Research in Conflict Zones, presented at International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Kolkata, India.
Miklian, Jason (2013) The Political Ecology of War in Maoist India, presented at International Studies Association, San Francisco, 3–6 April.

PRIO Policy Brief

Miklian, Jason (2016) How Businesses Can Be Effective Local Peacebuilders – Evidence from Colombia, PRIO Policy Brief, 27. Oslo: PRIO.
Miklian, Jason & Niranjan Sahoo (2016) Supporting a More Inclusive and Responsive Urban India, PRIO Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.
Hoelscher, Kristian; Jason Miklian & Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2015) Understanding Attacks on Humanitarian Aid Workers, Conflict Trends, 6. Oslo: PRIO.
Miklian, Jason (2013) Exposing and Limiting the Global Trade in Conflict Diamonds, PRIO Policy Brief, 7. Oslo: PRIO.
Falch, Åshild & Jason Miklian (2008) A Transitional Success Story: The Nepali Experience with Power-sharing, PRIO Policy Brief, 5. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Miklian, Jason (2009) Nepal's Terai: Constructing an Ethnic Conflict [South Asia Briefing Paper #1], PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Miklian, Jason (2009) Post-Conflict Power Sharing: The Nepal Case [South Asia Briefing Paper #2], PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Miklian, Jason (2009) Illicit Trading in Nepal: Fueling South Asian Terrorism [South Asian Briefing Paper #3], PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Miklian, Jason (2008) Mine Action in Nepal: Overviewing Progress and Challenges, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Miklian, Jason (2013) Gender, Empowerment and Conflict: Experiences from Nepal, MWCP Worskhop Report. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Miklian, Jason; & Devika Sharma (2016) India’s global foreign policy engagements – a new paradigm?, NOREF Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, 2016. Oslo: NOREF.
Miklian, Jason; & Jayashree Vivekanandan (2016) Bringing the region back in? Deciphering India’s engagement with South Asia, NOREF Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, 2016. Oslo: NOREF.
Miklian, Jason; & Atul Mishra (2016) The evolving domestic drivers of Indian foreign policy, NOREF Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, 2016. Oslo: NOREF.

Book Review

Miklian, Jason (2013) Review of How to Look Good in a War: Justifying and Challenging State Violence, in Journal of Peace Research 50(3): 431–431.
Murthy, Dhiraj (2013) Review of Review of Jason Miklian, ed., Twitter, in Journal of Peace Research 50(3): 430–430.

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