I conduct research on the effect of military and non-military third-party interventions on civil war outcomes. Currently, I lead a 3.5 year-long project on the effect of disarmament on conflict recurrence (DISARM), funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
My geographical expertise concerns the Gulf Region and more specifically the conflict in Yemen. My thematic interest lies in the intersection of military and non-military third-party interventions in civil wars.
Are you a researcher or a practitioner who is interested in disarmament or DDR programmes? I am always looking for opportunities to collaborate, so please get in touch.
By Nicholas Marsh & Júlia Palik
Senior Researcher, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO 2020-
Research Assistant, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO 2017-2019
Project manager, Middle-East Office, Antall Jozsef Knowledge Centre, Hungary 2014-2016
Research Assistant, Desalinization fields vulnerability to terrorist attacks, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh 2016
Phd (2020) Corvinus University of Budapest, Security and Conflict Studies
M.Phil, International Relations and Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest
BA, International Relations, Corvinus University
PRIO Policy Brief
Journal Article in International Peacekeeping
PRIO Policy Brief
MidEast Policy Brief
The DISARM project seeks is to identify the impact of disarmament processes on conflict recurrence and pinpoint the conditions under which disarmament can be the most effective. This is one out of five PRIO projects that today have received funding from the Research Council of Norway.
Today we got the news that five PRIO-led projects have succeeded in the most competitive calls for funding from the Research Council of Norway.
"I am immensely pleased with this outcome", says PRIO Director Henrik Urdal. "These projects address core challenges for the international society, and will provide novel knowledge to support policy decisions".
In her new article in International Peacekeeping, Senior Researcher Júlia Palik addresses the challenges of ceasefire monitoring in Yemen. "Watchdogs of Pause: The Challenges of Ceasefire Monitoring in Yemen" highlights key factors that made it difficult for the United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) to live up to its mandate. The findings from this Yemeni case study are relevant for other monitoring missions that are deployed in contexts of ongoing violence.
PRIO has now joined the European Network of non-proliferation and disarmament think tanks, established by the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium. The Network gathers researchers who wish to share their work with their academic colleagues, as well as with both European authorities and the key decision-makers within EU Member States.
In their first-ever report to examine conflict trends in the Middle East, PRIO researchers take a closer look at the hard data on the number of conflicts – between states, within states, as well as one sided violence – and at ceasefires as well as peace agreements.
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In May, a new PRIO Middle East Centre project started. The project, entitled 'Reacting to COVID-19 Across the MENA region', aims to explore how Middle East states reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and what these varied reactions say about the regimes in question, combining statistical analysis of regional patterns with five case studies: Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Israel, and Palestine. The case studies are published in the MidEast Policy Brief series, with an accompanying PRIO Paper presenting the statistical analysis.
Security Dialogue (SD) and the Journal of Peace Research (JPR) remain in the top quartile of journal rankings.
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