Many Concord staff 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, publicizing and speaking engagements. They therefore retain a grounded and evidence-focused 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 staff 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. Concord 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)