Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change. 2015. African Arguments, Zed Press. Co-written with Adam Branch.
The complete list of protests and newspaper sources is available for download here: Popular Protests in Africa 2005-2014
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Read an excerpt of the book here.
Reviews: Helen Epstein in New York Review of Books, Rebecca Davis in Daily Maverick, Samantha Spooner in Mail and Guardian Africa, Ken Olende in Socialist Review, Jonathan Silver in Africa at LSE, Joschka Phillips in Africa Spectrum, Janet Levine in New York Journal of Books, Lauren Sneyd in Africa Today, Senzwesihle Ngubane in African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Ruchi Chaturvedi in International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Marta Iniguez de Heredia in Africa Review of Books, Jose Manuel Maroto Blanco in Historia Actual.
Recommended by the International Peace Institute and the Monkey Cage’s Middle East and Africa annual reading lists.
Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War. 2011. Cornell University Press.
Reviews: Kristin Bakke in Perspectives on Politics, Felipe Reyntjens in H-Net Online, William Reno in African Studies Review, Nancy Bermeo in Journal of Modern African Studies, Reed Wood in Journal of Politics, Juan Masullo in Global Policy, Kristian Berg Harpviken in Journal of Peace Research, Yvan Guichaoua in Politique Africaine.
Rebel Governance in Civil War. 2015. Co-edited with Ana Arjona and Nelson Kasfir. Cambridge University Press.
Features original contributions from Francisco Gutierrez Sanin, Stathis Kalyvas, Will Reno, Till Foerster, Timothy Wickham-Crowley and others.
Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory. 2011. Co-edited with Andrea Bartoli and Susan Allen Nan. Praeger Society International.
Features original contributions from Shabnam Hashmi, Jan Egeland, A.T. Ariyaratne, Mary Anderson, Ranabir Samaddar, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and many others.
“Shifts in Global Power and UN Peacekeeping Performance: India’s Rise and its Impact on Civilian Protection in Africa.” African Affairs. Forthcoming.
“Rebels With a Cause: A History of Rebel Governance.” Foreign Affairs. April 2011.
“A Marriage of Inconvenience: Tsunami Aid and the Unraveling of the LTTE’s and GoSL’s Complex Dependency.” 2009. Civil Wars 11(3) 302-320.
“Aid and Access in Sri Lanka.” 2009. Humanitarian Exchange Magazine 43. Co-authored with Nimmi Gowrinathan.
“Winning the War, but Losing the Peace: SPLA Local Governance and the Task Ahead.” 2005. Journal of Modern African Studies 43 (1). Co-authored with Adam Branch.
“Peacekeeping and the Arab World: India’s Rise and Its Impact on Missions in Sudan.” 2016. Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World. Edited by Karim Makdisi and Vijay Prashad.
“Insurgent Governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” 2015. Inducing Compliance with International Humanitarian Law – Lessons from the African Great Lakes Region. Edited by Heike Krieger. Cambridge.
“India’s Sojourn to Africa.” 2013. Handbook of Africa’s International Relations. Edited by Timothy Murithi. Routledge.
“The Nexus of Militarization and Corruption in Sri Lanka.” 2011. Selling the Peace: Corruption and Post-conflict Peacebuilding. Co-edited by Christine Cheng and Dominik Zaum. Routledge.
“Is ISIS good at governing?” 2016. Brookings Institute. With Nelson Kasfir.
“Rebel Governance and the Syrian War.” 2013. POMEPS Briefings 22.
“Decision-making and Governance Performance in the Republic of South Sudan.” 2012. The World Bank.
“How can Former Rebels, Women, and Minorities be included in Democratic Processes?” 2009. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada.
REPORTAGE / OP-EDS
“Senegal’s rappers continue to ‘cry from the heart’ for a more just society.” The Conversation. February 2018.
“South Sudan not facing ‘genocide’, but violence is constant.” Al Jazeera. February 2017.
“The Price of Peacekeeping: On India’s Involvement in Sudan.” The Hindu. July 2016.
“Decolonizing the United States: Lessons from Africa.” Ufahamu. 2015.
“The People’s Protest: Sudan from the Margins.” N+1. January 2015.
“Burkina Faso’s uprising part of an ongoing wave of African protests.” Washington Post. November 2014.
“Accursed by Man, Not God: The Fight for Tanzania’s Gas Lands.” Warscapes. October 2013.
Kiswahili version: “Laana ya Binadamu, Sio Mungu: Mapigano Ya Ardhi zenye Gesi Tanzania.” Vijana.fm. February 2014.
“Urban Protests and Rural Violence in Africa: A Call for an Integrated Approach.” African Futures (SSRC). February, 2013.
“When Insurgents Rule.” Berfrois. November 2011.
“Witnessing the Birth of a Nation in Southern Sudan.” The Root. January 2011.
“Behind Uganda’s World Cup Terror Blasts.” The Root. July 2010.
“Sudan’s Elections and The Prospects for Peace” The Root. April 2010.
“What the U.S. can do for Congo?” The Root. August 2009.
“M.I.A.’s Latest Hit: Save Sri Lanka.” The Root. March 2009.
“Sudan on the Rebound?” Africana.com. December 2008.
“Organizing for Obama.” SAMAR Magazine 28. February 2008.
“The Labeling of a Genocide: Who wins? In The Fray. April 2007.
“The Pitfalls of Desi Consciousness.” Shabhash Version. 2.0. April 2005
“Engaging Rebels in Reconstruction Efforts.” Tamil Net. January 2005.
“When will the Congo Find Peace?” 2004. African Renaissance 1 (2).
“Uganda’s Hidden War.” Africana.com. April 2004.
“Everybody Wants a Piece of Sudan.” Africana.com. March 2004.
“Kith and Kinship: A Memorial for Philippe Wamba.” In the Fray. September 2002
“Gentrification and Resistance in Gullah Country.” Africana.com. September 2002.
“Black like me: On Being Post-South Asian.” In The Fray. November 2001.”
“New Exhibit Highlights Kenyan Asians.” Africana.com. April 2000.
“Reviving the South Movement.” Africana.com. April 2000.
“East Africa Reborn.” Africana.com. March 2000.
“Foes or Allies?: African American / South Asian relations.” Africana.com. March 2000.
“Indian Ocean Trade Association Helps Link Africa, Asia.” Africana.com. March 2000.
“Ivory Coast: New Vision or Same Old Story?” Africana.com. March 2000.
“The African Diaspora of the Indian Subcontinent.” Africana.com. January 2000.
“‘Protest is always hopeful’: Examining the third wave of popular protest in Africa.” Interview with Kim Yi Dionne for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog, June 2015.
“Reexamining Rebellion.” Vassar Quarterly, Interview conducted by Glen Johnson, January 2014.
“What will make the Libyan rebels’ government-building attempts successful?”Christian Science Monitor, Interview conducted by Laura Seay, September 2011.
“Charting the History: The Lost Boyz Concert of 1998” The Umma Project, Interview conducted by Seth Markle, August 2007.
“Beyond the Black Panthers: An Interview with Kathleen Cleaver. Africana.com, April 2001.
REVIEWS / ROUNDTABLES
“Review of Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa by Scott Straus.” 2016. Journal of Modern African Studies.
“Roundtable on Alliance Formation in Civil Wars by Fotini Christia.” 2013. H-Diplo | ISSF Roundtable, Volume VI, No. 2.
“Review of Governance Without a State: Policies and Politics in Areas of Limited Statehood.” 2012. Perspectives on Politics.
“A Commentary on Severine Autesserre’s The Trouble with Congo.” 2011. African Security Review.
“Review of Civil Militia: Africa’s Intractable Security Menace.” 2007. African Affairs.
Stationary Bandits: Understanding Rebel Governance. 2007. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of California, Los Angeles.