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Dr Antonio Giustozzi

  • Visiting

Visiting Professor

Research subject areas

  • Conflict and security

Biography

Dr. Giustozzi holds a PhD from the LSE (International Relations) and a BA in Contemporary History from the University of Bologna. He worked at the Crisis States Research Centre (LSE) until January 2011. He served with UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan) in 2003-4.

Areas of expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Insurgencies
  • Security sector and state-building
  • Demobilisation

Dr. Giustozzi regularly visits Afghanistan, where he carries out a number of projects.

Recent Publications

Books, as sole author:

The Art of Coercion: The primitive accumulation and management of coercive power, London : Hurst, 2011

Empires of mud: wars and warlords of Afghanistan, London :C. Hurst & Co and New York : Columbia University Press, 2009

Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop: the rise of the Neo-Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, London : C.Hurst & Co. and New York : Columbia University Press, 2007.

Books, as editor:

Decoding the New Taliban: Insights from the Afghan field, London : C. Hurst & Co and New York : Columbia University Press, 2009.

Dr. Antonio Giustozzi

 

Recent Publications

Books, as sole author:

The Art of Coercion: The primitive accumulation and management of coercive power, London : Hurst, 2011

Empires of mud: wars and warlords of Afghanistan, London : C. Hurst & Co and New York : Columbia University Press, 2009

Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop: the rise of the Neo-Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, London : C.Hurst & Co. and New York : Columbia University Press, 2007.

 

Books, as editor:

Decoding the New Taliban: Insights from the Afghan field, London : C. Hurst & Co and New York : Columbia University Press, 2009.

 

Other publications:

'Afghanistan: Human Rights and security situation', Oslo : Norwegian Landinfo, 2011

‘Armed Politics and Political Competition in Afghanistan’, in ‘The Peace in Between: Post-War Violence and Peacebuilding’, Ed. By Astri Suhrke and Mats Berdal, London : Routledge, 2011

'Afghanistan: esiste un'exit strategy?', Roma : Cemiss, April 2011, pp. 99

‘L’Afghanistan come il Congo’, in La crisi afghana e il suo contesto regionale, edited by Elisa Giunchi, special issue of Afriche & Orienti, 3-4/2010

[with Christoph Reuter] ‘The Insurgents of the Afghan North’, Kabul/Berlin : Afghan Analyst Network, May 2011

Double-Edged Swords: Armies, Elite Bargaining and State-Building, Working Paper 86 series 2, London : Crisis States Research Centre, February 2011

‘Los grupos étnicos y la movilización política en Afganistán’, Revista de Estudios Sociales, n. 37, December 2010.

[with Noor Ullah] ‘Tribes’ and Warlords in Southern Afghanistan, 1980–2005’, in Alejandro Colás and Bryan Mabee (eds.), Mercenaries, Pirates, Bandits and Empires: Private Violence in Historical Context, London : Hurst, 2010

 ‘Dilemmas of governance in Afghanistan: between patrimonialism and bureaucratisation’, in Afghanistan: beyond the wild tribes, ed. By A. Schlenkhoff and C. Oeppen, London : C. Hurst, September 2010

 [with Francisco Gutierrez] ‘Networks and armies: Structuring rebellion in Colombia and Afghanistan’, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, vol. 33 n. 9, pp. 836-53, September 2010

The Taliban beyond the Pashuns, The Afghanistan papers n. 5, Waterloo (Ontario) : CIGI, July 2010

[with Christoph Reuter], ‘The Northern Front: The Afghan insurgency spreading beyond the Pashtuns’, Briefing Paper, Kabul : Afghan Analyst Network, June 2010

 Negotiating with the Taliban:  issues and prospects, New York : The Century Foundation, June 2010

 ‘Cycles of war and peace in Afghanistan: understanding the political economy of conflict’, Policy Direction brief, London : Crisis States Research Centre LSE, June 2010

‘Vers la retalibanisation de l’Afghanistan?’, Outre Terre n. 24, March 2010, pp. 175-186

Nation-building is not for all: the politics of education in Afghanistan, Thematic report 2/2010, Berlin/Kabul : Afghan Analyst Network, May 2010

 ‘The future of the Afghan National Army: problems and reforms’, in Afghanistan Info, n. 66, March 2010, pp. 8-9

‘Between patronage and rebellion: Student politics in Afghanistan’, briefing paper, Kabul : Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2010

[with Talatbek Masadykov and James Michael Page] ‘Negotiating with the Taliban: toward a solution for the Afghan conflict’, Working Paper 66.2, London : Crisis States Research Centre (LSE), 2010

‘Afghanistan’, in Barry Rubin (ed.), Guide to Islamist Movements, Armonk : ME Sharpe, 2010

 ‘Understanding and fighting the enemy in Afghanistan’, chapter 7 of The Character of War in the Early 21th Century, ed. by Christopher Coker, Rune Henriksen and Caroline Holmqvist, London : Routledge, 2009

 ‘The Afghan National Army: unwarranted hope?’, RUSI Journal, December 2009, pp. 34-40.

‘The eye of the storm: cities in Afghanistan’s civil wars’, London : Crisis  States Research Centre, Working Paper 62.2, 2009

‘Afghanistan: the patrimonial trap and the dream of institution-building’, Chapter in 'Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age', ed. By D. Kostovicova and V. Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Ashgate, 2009

Afghanistan: ‘friction’ between civilizations’, Chapter 3 of The Borders of Islam: Exploring Huntington’s Faultlines, from Al-Andalus to the Virtual Ummah, ed . by Stig Jarle Hansen, Atle Mesøy, Tuncay Kardas, London : Hurst, 2009

 ‘Afghanistan: Getting Worse Before Getting Better?’, Writenet Report commissioned by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Emergency Preparedness and Response Section , August 2009

Book review of Robert D. Crews and Amin Tarzi (eds), The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan, in Journal of Strategic Studies n. 2, 2009

Book review of A. Sinno, Organizations at war in Afghanistan and beyond, in International Affairs, vol. 85 n. 3, May 2009, p. 655

‘One or many? The issue of the Taliban’s unity and disunity’, Brief N. 48, Bradford : Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU), April 2009

[with D. Orsini] ‘Centre-periphery relations in Afghanistan between patrimonialism and institution-building: The Case of Badakhshan’, Central Asian Survey, March 2009, pp. 1-16

‘The pigmy who turned into a giant: the Afghan Taliban in 2009’, LSE IDEAS Strategic Update 1/2009, pp. 9-11

 ‘Shadow Ownership and SSR in Afghanistan', in Local Ownership and Security Sector Reform: DCAF Annual (Geneva), 2008, pp. 215-32

Transition without end: an analytical narrative of Afghanistan, Working paper, London : Crisis States Research Centre, 2008

‘The Neo-Taliban insurgency: from village Islam to international jihad’, chapter in Afghanistan: Transition under Threat, by Geoffrey Hayes and Mark Sedra (eds.), Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008

‘The SCO: A Regional Organisation In The Making’ (with Anna Matveeva), Working paper 39 series 2, London : Crisis States Research Centre (LSE), September 2008

‘Comment les Talibans regagnent le terrain’, Alternatives Economiques, Juin 2008, pp. 10-5

‘Afghanistan’s National Army: The Ambiguous Prospects of Afghanization’, in Terrorism Monitor (The Jamestown Foundation), Volume VI, Issue 9, 1 May 2008

‘Bureaucratic façade and political realities of disarmament and demobilisation in Afghanistan’, Conflict, Security & Development, n. 2, 2008