Many Concord staffs and fellows combine their experiences in the practical world of strategizing, implementing and problem-solving with academic and analytical work, as well as disseminating their findings through media appearances, publicising and speaking engagements. They therefore retain a grounded and evidence-focussed approach to policy development and research and conversely implement projects and develop programs informed by the latest global thinking and cutting edge approaches. Recent selected publications by Concord staffs and fellows include:

Featured Publications


Lassen, M., Haldrup, S., Tarp, K. (2017). South-South Cooperation, Inter-State Relations and Regional Integration – Regionally based South-South Cooperation in the context of changing political dynamics. Con- cord Consulting ApS.

Jawaid, A. (2017): From Foreign Fighters to Returnees: The Challenges of Rehabilitation and Reintegration Policies, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, Volume 12, 2017 – Issue 2 pp. 102-107

Grossman, S. &  Honig, D. (2017): Evidence from Lagos on Discrimination across Ethnic and Class Identities in Informal Trade. World Development 96. pp. 520-528.

Hearn, S. (2017): What Does the Populist Wave Mean for Global Aid and Development? World Politics Review, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Tarp, K. (2017): Nordic Defense Cooperation – Conditions and opportunities 2016. Royal Danish Defense College. Jan 2017







  • Awan, A. N. (2016): Negative Youth Engagement: Participation in Radicalism and Extremism in United Nations Annual World Youth Report, New York: United Nations.
  • Awan, A. N. (2016): Religious Conversion on the Internet: Motives, Processes & Consequences, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Gray, S. (2016): The role of local peacebuilding in mulititrack peace architectures: the case of Kachin, Myanmar (forthcoming).
  • Gulrajani, N. & Honig, D. (2016): Reforming donors in fragile states: Using public management theory more strategically. ODI Report, April 2016.
  • Hearn, S. (2016): How to Achieve Sustainable Peace: The Radical Potential of Implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, July 2016
  • Hearn, S. (2016): Independent Review of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, April 2016, International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, Paris
  • Hearn, S. (2016): International Norms, Normative Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (Edited Volume), Chapter on Peaceful and Inclusive Societies, (forthcoming), 2016, Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, USA
  • Honig, D. (2016): More Autonomy for Donor Organizations and Their Agents (Sometimes): Bringing Organizational Behavior and Management Theory to Foreign Aid Delivery. Winner of the GDN Next Horizons 2014 Essay Contest, Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Revised version.
  • Laberge, M., (2016): Report of the Africa Forum on Civil Society and Governance Assessments, UNDP, 2011. (Lead author)
  • Laberge, M., Roubaud, F. (2016): Counting What Counts: Africa’s Progress with Harmonized Official Statistics on Governance, Peace and Security, (IRD-DIAL, Paris), Orkin, M (Oxford University) forthcoming: 2016. (Co-author)
  • Staffel, S. & Awan, A. N. (Eds. 2016): Jihadism Transformed: al-Qaeda and Islamic State’s Global Battle of Ideas, London: Hurst/Oxford University Press.
  • Tarp, K. (2016): Danish experiences in integrating International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in capacity development. Guiding warfare to reach sustainable peace: Implementing International Humanitarian Law in the Education of Security Forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Copenhagen : Forsvarsakademiet, 2016. p. 37-39.
  • Toe, S. (2016): Liberia’s Re-emerging Fault-lines: Revisiting the Dual-citizenship Debate, in Liberia’s Dual Citizenship Debate: Assessing Patriotism, Loyalty and National Allegiance, May-July 2010, p. 10-18. Dialogue for Democracy Series. Monrovia: Liberia Democracy Watch.
  • Toe, S. (2016): Forthcoming peered-review article: Political Inclusion and the Making of a Stable Post-Election Order in Liberia. Liberian Studies Journal (Abstract accepted at recent LSA Conference 2016; submission and publication anticipated).


  • Catheu, J. (2015): African Development Bank-OECD-UNDP, 2015, African Economic Outlook: Spatial Inclusion, Chapter 5 Political and Economic Governance
  • Catheu, J. (2015): European Commission, 2014. Staff Handbook for operating in situations of conflict and fragility
  • Gray, S. (2015): Intercommunal Conflict in Mandalay Region and Southern Shan State (with Caitlin Pierce), Mercy Corps
  • Merchant. K. and Rasouli, G.R., (2015) Afghanistan – Local Governance, national reconciliation and community reintegration Accord/Conciliation Resources article
  • Merchant. K. and Rasouli, G.R., (2015) Introduction: Legitimacy and peace processes Accord/Conciliation Resources article
  • Somer, J. (2015): Counter terrorism and the Protection of Civilians, Danish Institute for International Studies Report 2015:14 (with Jairo Munive)
  • Tarp, K (2015): Development indicators must measure social cohesion : Sustainable Development Goal 16. Copenhagen : Danish Institute for International Studies, 2015. (DIIS Impact; No. September, Vol. 2015).
  • Tarp, K. (2015): South-South Cooperation – A determined step into the unknown : A (re)surge in South-South Cooperation – but with a limited knowledge base. Copenhagen : Danish Institute for International Studies, 2015. (DIIS Comment).
  • Gray, S. (2014): The one place where Washington can make a difference, Foreign Policy
  • Hage, S., da Costa, H. (2014). Putting Peace at the Core of the Post-2015 Agenda. The g7+ strategy. Foreign Voices Issue 1 January 2014.
  • Hage, al. (2014): Implementing the New Deal for Fragile States. The Brookings Institution July 2014.
  • Shilue J. (2014): Drivers and Transformational Social Impacts of Diasporan Economic Activity -and-Social Experiences, Impacts, and Models of Return and Transnationalism . (2012- Dec. 2014). Lead Researcher- Liberia’s case.
  • Somer, J. (2014): The Security Council and Humanitarian Relief in Opposition Held Territory, EJIL Talk, August 2014 (with Tilman Rodenhauser)