Policy and Working Papers

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Commissioned Policy Papers

‘The Role of the OSCE and EU in Abkhazia’ (2011). Policy paper commissioned by Irish Government to prepare the Department of Foreign Affairs OSCE Taskforce for Ireland’s chairing of the 56-member Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2012. The paper was based on field research conducted in the de facto state of Abkhazia during 2011 as well as interviews conducted with officials in Vienna, Brussels, London, Tbilisi, and Moscow.

‘The Role of the OSCE and EU in Nagorno-Karabakh’ (2011). Policy paper commissioned by Irish Government to prepare the Department of Foreign Affairs OSCE Taskforce for Ireland’s chairing of the OSCE in 2012. The paper was based on field research conducted in the de facto state of Nagorno-Karabakh during2011 as well as interviews conducted with officials in Vienna, Brussels, London, Baku, and Yerevan.

‘The Role of the OSCE and EU in South Ossetia’ (2011). Policy paper commissioned by Irish Government to prepare the Department of Foreign Affairs OSCE Taskforce for Ireland’s chairing of the OSCE in 2012. The paper was based on field research conducted in the de facto state of South Ossetia as well as interviews conducted with officials in Vienna, Brussels, London, Tbilisi and Moscow.

‘The Role of the OSCE and EU in Transnistria’ (2011). Policy paper commissioned by Irish Government to prepare the Department of Foreign Affairs OSCE Taskforce for Ireland’s chairing of the OSCE in 2012. The paper was based on field research conducted in the de facto state of Transnistria during 2011 as well as interviews conducted with officials in Vienna, Brussels, London, and Chisinau.

‘The 2011 Presidential Elections in Transnistria’ (2012). Policy paper commissioned by Irish Government to assist the Department of Foreign Affairs during Ireland’s chairing of the OSCE in 2012. The paper was based on field research conducted following the presidential elections in the de facto state of Transnistria in January 2012.

‘The 2012 National Assembly Elections in Abkhazia’ (2012). Policy paper commissioned by Irish Government to prepare the Department of Foreign Affairs during Ireland’s chairing of the OSCE in 2012. The paper was based on field research conducted during the parliamentary elections in the de facto state of Abkhazia in March 2012.

Working Papers

State-building, Identity and Nationalism in Kazakhstan: Some Preliminary Thoughts (with Rob Kevlihan) CIS Working Paper Series, Paper No 2011-1, Centre for International Studies, Dublin City University, 2011.