Spotlight on select media & publications

Government/Policy Reports

  • Urban Resilience: Considering technical and social infrastructures in complex human systems, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (forthcoming) (co- author: Michel Herzog)
  • Big Data and Civil Protection: Balancing the prospects of data and the complexity of human behavior, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (forthcoming) (co- author: Michel Herzog)
  • Civil Protection Trends 2013: Environment, Technology, & Society, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (forthcoming) (co- authors: Tim Prior, Michel Herzog, Florian Roth)
  • Trends in Resilience: Spotlight on Teaching & Learning Resilience, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (2013)
  • Crisis Mapping in Switzerland: A Stakeholder Analysis, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (co-authors: Michel Herzog, Florian Roth) (2013)
  • ICT & Social Media: Opportunities & Risks for Government, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (co-author: Florian Roth) (2013)
  • Expressions of Resilience: From ‘Bounce Back’ to Adaptation, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (co-author: Tim Prior) (2013)
  • Conceptualizing the Crisis Mapping Phenomenon: Insights on Behavior and the Coordination of Agents and Information in Complex Crisis, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (2012)
  • Assessing Threats in Cyberspace Interrogating Methodological Approaches & The Challenges of Today's Complex Risk Environment, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (2012)
  • The Changing Dynamics of Crisis Communication Evidence from the Aftermath of the 2011 Tsunami in Japan, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (2012)
  • Using Scenarios to Assess Risks: Examining Trends in the Public Sector, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (2012)
  • Through the Prism of Complexity: Insights on building resilience, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (2010)
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP): Protection Goals, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (co-authors: Elgin Brunner, Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Manuel Suter) (2009)
  • Risk Analysis: Risk Communication in the Public Sector, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (co-authors: Jonas Hagmann and Myriam Dunn Cavelty) (September 2009)
  • Examining Resilience – A concept to improve societal security and technical safety, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich (co-author: Elgin Brunner) (June 2009)

Articles & Book Chapters

  • Research Note on the Energy Infrastructure Attack Database, Perspective on Terrorism Journal (with Peter Burgherr and Laura Melkaunaite) (2013)
  • Canvassing the Targeting of Energy Infrastructure: The Energy Infrastructure Attack Database, Journal of Energy Security (with Peter Burgherr) (2012)
  • Terrorism and Political Violence in Africa: Contemporary Trends in a Shifting Terrain (co-author: James Forest) in Perspective on Terrorism Journal, Special Issue on Terrorism, Political Violence and Armed Conflicts in Africa (co-edited with James Forest) (September 2011)
  • Perspectives on Nigeria: Internal Conflict, Oil Politics, Transnational Security Risks, and Opportunities for Peace in the Niger Delta (co-edited with Ibaba Samuel Ibaba and Michael J. Watts), Special Issue in Journal of African Security (January - March 2011)
  • A Portrait of Complexity: New Actors and Contemporary Challenges in the Global Energy System and the Role of Energy Infrastructure Security (April 2010)
  • Global Platforms and Big Returns: Energy infrastructure targeting in the 21st Century (January 2010)
  • The Relationship Between Energy Infrastructure Attacks and Crude Oil Prices (co-author: Caroline Hilpert) (October 2009)
  • The Tormented Triangle: The Regionalization of Conflict in Sudan, Chad and the Central African Republic ( April 2009)
  • Targeting Energy Infrastructure: Examining the Threat in North Africa and Broader Implications ( January 2009)
  • Turmoil in the Delta: Trends and Implications, Perspectives on Terrorism ( May 2008)

Misc. Publications

  • #NigeriaOnTheEdge, CSS Policy Perspectives 2(2) (May 2014) (with Raymond Gilpin)
  • West Africa: Bright Future?, ISN Special Report (September 2013)
  • The Path Not Taken: Conflict and Identity in Nigeria, World Politics Review, Special Feature, September (2013) (with Raymond Gilpin)
  • Attacks on Energy Infrastructure are on the Rise: Warning signs and recommendations for Europe, EuroView for Secure Europe (SecEUR), (June, 2013) (co-author: Peter Burgherr)
  • Tackling Energy Infrastructure Vulnerability in Violence-Prone Zones, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, (February 2013) (co-author: Raymond Gilpin)
  • Regional Security Lessons from the Attack on Algeria's In Amenas Gas Plant, USIP Olive Branch, (January 2013) (co-authors: Raymond Gilpin, Fatima Kyari Mohammed and Shade" Brown)
  • Complexity – or the Governance of the Inherently Unpredictable (2011) (co-author Myriam Dunn Cavelty)
  • Crisis Mapping: A Phenomenon and Tool in Emergencies (2011) (co-author Myriam Dunn Cavelty)
  • Crowdsourcing Through Crisis: Evidence of Adaptability & Resilience (March 2011), in Resilience and National Security in an Uncertain World
  • Network Governance and the Role of Public-Private Partnerships (co-author: Manuel Suter) (February 2010)
  • Resilience: A Tool for Preparing and Managing Emergencies (September 2009)
  • Taking Advantage of the Energy Security Environment, ISN Special Report, Energy Infrastructure Exposed (August 2009)
  • We All Have a Role to Play, ISN Report ( July 2009)
  • Small Group Threats to Global Energy Infrastructure, ISN Special Issue (May 2009)
  • Historic Victory at an Extraordinary Time, ISN Special Report, America's New Dawn? (November 2008)
  • Looking Back and Examining the Road Ahead, ISN Special Report, The Evolution of Terrorism (September 2008)
  • Africa's Growing Strategic Relevance, CSS Analyses, Center for Security Studies (July 2008)

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