Mark Naftalin


Mark Naftalin
Mark Naftalin left PRIO in 2013. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Borderlands and rebel groups
Wartime migration
Transitional contexts




Work Experience:

2009-  PRIO

2008  The Carter Center, Nepal and Ghana

2006-2008  The Mines Advisory Group (MAG), Angola

2006  The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Republic of Macedonia

2004-2005  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Austria and Rwanda


2010  MA in Conflict, Security and Development, Department of War Studies, King's College London

2008  Courses at the European University Institute (Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law)

2006  Courses at the University of Oslo (Peace Research)

2004  MA in Political Science, University of Edinburgh


Recent publications

All publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Naftalin, Mark (2011) A New Rwanda? , The World Today 67(7): 22–24.
Naftalin, Mark (2011) Beyond Southern Sudan , The World Today 67(1): 16–17.

Book Chapter

Naftalin, Mark(2012) Darfur The Oxford Companion to American Politics. : Oxford University Press(249–254).
Naftalin, Mark(2012) Darfur The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics. : Oxford University Press(273–278).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Naftalin, Mark (2011) Report on the South Sudan Referendum , Sudan Studies Association Bulletin 29(1): 20–22.

Popular Article

Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Naftalin, Mark (2012) Conflating Spaces: Syrian Rebels and Refugees in South Turkey , ISN Security Watch , 18 September.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Naftalin, Mark (2012) Militarisering av flyktningene [Militarization amongst refugees] , Dagsavisen , 29 August.
Naftalin, Mark (2011) Liberia under a Nobel Laureate, The Africa Report, 8 December.
Naftalin, Mark (2011) Liberia etter Nobelprisen [Liberia after the Nobel Prize], Dagbladet, 9 December.
Naftalin, Mark (2008) Impact à Canjamba, MAG Informations Printemps/Eté 2008, 1 May.
Naftalin, Mark (2007) The Road is Clear, MAG News, 1 July.
Naftalin, Mark (2007) Understanding the Needs: Community Liaison in Angola, MAG News, 1 January.
Naftalin, Mark (2006) Promoting Good Governance by Decentralizing Decision-making, OSCE Magazine, 1 July.

Conference Paper

Naftalin, Mark 2011 Refugees and Regionalism, .

PRIO Policy Brief

Naftalin, Mark & Kristian Berg Harpviken (2012) Rebels and Refugees: Syrians in Southern Turkey, PRIO Policy Brief, 10. Oslo: PRIO.