Who Do We Want to Coerce?: Security Sector Reform and State Building
International Security Sector Advisory Team blog (March 2017)

Security Sector Reform in Patrimonial and Low-Capacity States
Security Sector Reform Resource Centre (August 2016)

Why I Believe in EU

Fabian Review (June 2016)

The UK is Heading for Isolationism, Labour must Present an Alternative
Fabian Review (November 2015)


Addressing Police Violence in Russia
Report produced on behalf of Public Verdict (Russian NGO) as part of a placement sponsored by the Alfa Fellowship Program (2015)

Informal Economic Practices Within the Kyrgyz Police (Militsiya)
In, The Persistence of Informal Economic Practices in Post-Socialist Societies, Ed. J. Morris and A. Polese (2015), London: Palgrave Macmillan

International Police Assistance and Political Context, In, International Police Assistance: Democracy, Politics and Culture, Scottish Institute for Policing Research Briefing Document (March 2014)

Why Does Police Reform Appear to Have Been More Successful in Georgia than in Kyrgyzstan or Russia?
The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (Winter 2012), Issue 13, With K. Kakachia, Tbilisi State University

Improving the UK’s Contribution to International Policing
Policing (2010), 4 (1): 38-46


Police Reform and State-building in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Russia
University of St. Andrews, International Relations (2014)

Conference Papers/Workshops

“Police Reform, State building and Democratisation”
Sociology of Corruption Workshop (5th December 2014)
Moscow Higher School of Economics

“EU Police Cooperation with, and Assistance to, Police in the Wider European Neighbourhood”
Police Cooperation in the EU under the Treaty of Lisbon – Opportunities and Limitations (21st – 22nd, February 2013)
Berlin School of Economics and Law

“What are the Practical Difficulties of Being an Interdisciplinary Scholar (And How Might They be Addressed)?”

International BISA-ISA Conference Diversity in the Discipline: Tension or Opportunity in Responding to Global Challenges (20th – 22nd, June 2012)
University of Edinburgh

“Why Does Police Reform Appear to Have Been More Successful in Georgia than in Kyrgyzstan or Russia?”
British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Annual Conference (31st March – 2nd April, 2012)
Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

“Simplifying the Theoretical Difficulties Presented by Interdisciplinary Research.”
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Advanced Training Event for Doctoral Students, ‘Ethical and Methodological Issues in Area Studies’ (20th March, 2012)
University of Glasgow

“To What Extent Can Academic Criminology Help Improve Criminal Justice Policy in Non-Western Contexts (With Specific References to Police Reform in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Russia)?”
3rd Annual PhD Criminology Conference, ‘Emerging Research in European Criminology’ (15th – 16th Sept, 2011)
University of Edinburgh

“Why has Police Reform Helped to Improve the Security of the Majority of Citizens in Georgia but been Largely Unsuccessful in Kyrgyzstan?”
Global Insecurities: Insurgency, Development, and World Order 10 Years On (5th – 6th Sept, 2011)
University of Leeds

What Does Criminology Offer to the Study of Crime in Non-Western Contexts? How can Criminology Help Improve Criminal Justice Policy in Kyrgyzstan?”
(Presented in Russian. English copy available here.)
Studying Conflict and Violence in Central Asia: Academic Traditions and Interdisciplinary Challenges (14th May, 2011)
American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

“From Militsia to Police. To What Extent are President Medvedev’s Proposed Reforms of the Militsia a Step Towards Democratic Policing in Russia?”
2nd UK-Finnish Postgraduate Workshop: Critical Reflections on Russia and Eastern Europe (19th – 20th November, 2010)
University of Glasgow

“Crime, Deviance and Social Order in Kyrgyzstan”
Central Asia and Caucasus Studies in the UK: Focusing on Communities, Societies and States (6th – 7th November, 2009)
University of St Andrews

“Discipline and Punish and Security Sector Reform”
CRCEES 3rd Annual Research Forum (14th – 15th May, 2009)
University of Glasgow