Hi, and welcome that you came to my blog. Let me introduce myself. So, I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Peace Research Center Prague (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic). I finished my dissertation on the effect of foreign direct investments on military interventions in civil wars in September 2019 and now devote all my time on research projects concerning frozen conflicts, civil wars, military interventions and conflict economies. Having studied at the University of Mannheim, University of Malta, University of Konstanz and Charles University, permits me to draw on a rich stock of experience.
My general interests are related to peace and conflict studies, security studies and international relations. I am especially interested in natural resources, military interventions, the region of Sub-Saharan Africa as a region as well as the functioning of conflict economies. I engage in both qualitative and quantitative studies, but I still spend a lot of time in R (and Stata).
Having said that, I hope I have caught your attention and I am looking forward to welcoming you as a future reader, critic or contributor to this blog!
You can reach me under: kamil.klosek [at] fsv.cuni.cz
Publication list (most current):
Klosek, K. C. (2020), ‘Military Interventions in Civil Wars: Protecting Foreign Direct Investments and the Defence Industry’, Civil Wars, 22/1: 87–113.
Klosek, K. C. (2018), ‘Catalysts of violence: How do natural resource extractive technologies influence civil war outbreak and incidence in sub-Saharan Africa?’, The Extractive Industries and Society, 5/2: 344–353.
Duffy F., Klosek K.C., Nardin L.G., Wagner G. (2020) Rebel Group Protection Rackets: Simulating the Effects of Economic Support on Civil War Violence. In: Deutschmann E., Lorenz J., Nardin L., Natalini D., Wilhelm A. (eds) Computational Conflict Research. Computational Social Sciences. Springer, Cham.
Klosek, K. (2019), ‘Indirect Interventions in Civil Wars: The Use of States as Proxies in Military Interventions’, CJIR, 54/4: 5–26.