Welcome to openSecurity Analysis, our new monthly column: a rotating space dedicated to providing in-depth understanding of key contemporary security issues. In counterpoint to our ongoing coverage of contemporary events, these essays aim to shed light on fundamental trends and the latest developments. The column which poses and analyses our question of the month is shared by members of our Advisory Board, Mariano Aguirre, Ivan Briscoe, Derek Gregory and Mark Taylor.
Mariano Aguirre is the director of the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (Noref) in Oslo.
Ivan Briscoe is the Senior Researcher in Governance at the Conflict Research Unit, Clingendael Institute of International Affairs in The Hague.
Derek Gregory is the Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Mark Taylor is Senior Researcher at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies in Oslo and founding member of the Center for American Progress’ Just Jobs Network.