Energy Infrastructure Vulnerability Study
- Project partners: Center for Security Studies (CSS)/ETH Zurich, United States Institute for Peace (USIP), and Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
- Completed the Energy Infrastructure Attack Database (EIAD), a comprehensive open-source dataset that systematically organizes information on reported attacks to energy infrastructure that have been carried out by non-state actors. Currently concluding analysis with expected publishing date in spring 2013.
- In addition to performing quantitative analysis (of EIAD data) USIP sponsored 3 cases studies in Liberia, Colombia, and Nigeria - thus bringing an ethnographic and comparative quality to the Energy Infrastructure Vulnerability study. Looking ahead we hope to conduct more case studies and develop some predictive capacity so that EIAD can be used as a tool to anticipate hotspots in energy supplying and transit regions.
- Interested in the topic? Check out the Tracking Energy Attacks Blog
Research & Misc.
- While continuing research on the targeting behaviors of violent non-state groups, I have engaged in another research track that is anchored in the area of complexity studies and resilience, particularly as it relates to understanding community transformation and adaptation in situations of chronic disruption/crisis.
- Co-authored news brief on In Amenas gas facility siege for USIP Olive Branch and broader trends in energy infrastructure targeting for Fletcher Forum; Interviews on the latest developments in Algeria with the Wall Street Journal and security situation in Nigeria with WPR (here) and Reuters (available here and here)