Robert brings 20 years experience creating frameworks to promote candid exchange of views on sensitive issues and formulate effective policy solutions.
Robert’s conference programmes includes counter-insurgency and stabilisation operations, civil-military coordination, defence policy and capability, governance and democracy promotion and energy security.
Robert was previously Senior Research Associate at the US Center for Research and Education on Strategy and Technology (U.S.-CREST) and an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). He was Senior Consultant at Ogden Environmental and Energy Services and a freelance consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses, French-American Foundation, and Numark Associates.
He has authored numerous reports and publications in the areas of foreign policy, security, and energy, including on coalition military operations, defence transformation, civil-military coordination, transatlantic security relations, energy security, and nuclear energy.
Robert read History at the University of Michigan (BA Hons) and International Politics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (PhD).
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4 May 2015 Conference
This Wilton Park/Institute for Security Studies event examined African maritime security capacity and strategies, at a time when there is serious international interest to contribute further to African-led efforts to secure this ‘blue economy’. Countries in Africa depend heavily on …
20 Feb 2015 Podcast
We discuss the frictions on Europe’s eastern boundaries and ask who is to blame. We talk about the complications with having States in between Russia and the West that aren’t aligned and the ethnic Russian groups along Europe’s eastern boundary. …
4 Mar 2015 Conference
This dialogue aimed to examine how the key organisations that contribute to peace and stability in Europe (NATO, EU and OSCE) can work towards deeper practical collaboration to address the broad European security crisis that erupted with the conflict in …
28 Nov 2014 Conference
Education reform is one of the key long term challenges for Macedonian society. Any overall education strategy will only be effective if implementation is based on a long term vision and is consulted and coordinated with the political elite of …
3 Dec 2014 Conference
Given the debate about a new framework for international development post-2015 and the growing global role of countries like China and Brazil, it is vital to understand the range of perspectives on the relationship between peace, stability and development. It …
2 May 2014 Podcast
We talk about the importance of NATO in Washington and discuss the three tasks in the 2010 strategic concept. With the current situation around the Ukraine and Russia, we ask how NATO creates a narrative to reflect changes in an …
17 Mar 2014 Conference
The September 2014 NATO Summit in the UK appears to be taking place at another pivotal moment in the history of the Alliance. The end to NATO combat operations in Afghanistan this year is bringing to a close two decades …
18 Feb 2014 Conference
Our first comprehensive approach conference in December 2012 stimulated much of the thinking that has since guided the work of High Representative/Vice President Ashton, EEAS, the Commission and member states. This conference sought to build on the contents of the …
29 Nov 2013 Podcast
Discussions about what is unique about the media in fragile state circumstances and why it’s of interest to aid donors. We talk about obstacles for the media in being effective and if they can help donors understand what is happening. …
4 Dec 2013 Conference
What are the lessons from NATO, EU and member state training, advising, mentoring and operational support missions over the past ten years in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries? How can they apply to future military capacity building efforts? This conference …
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