Russia and the Arab Spring: Supporting the Counter-Revolution’Journal of European Integration, 37:1, 2015: pp. 77-94.

Shifting Dynamics of the Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in the North Caucasus’Ethnopolitics, 13:4, 2014: 377-395

Russia and the Middle East: A Cold War Paradigm?‘, Europe-Asia Studies, 64:3, 2012: 543-560.

‘China and Global Oil: Vulnerability and Opportunity’, International Affairs, 87:6, 2011: 1345-1364

Understanding the Middle East Peace Process: A Historical Institutionalist Approach’, European Journal of International Relations, 17:2, 2011, pp. 187-208

Islamic Radicalisation in Russia: An Assessment’, International Affairs, 86:1, 2010

Chechnya: Has Moscow Won? (with Luke March), Survival, 50:4, 2008, pp. 97-112.

‘European Neighbourhood Policy – Selling the Brand Strategically’, Studia Diplomatica, 61:3, 2008, pp. 47-58.

The International Relations of the “Transition”: Ernest Gellner’s Social Philosophy and Political Sociology’ (with James Kennedy), International Political Sociology, 1:4, 2007, pp. 339-355.

War and Insecurity: Legacies of Northern and Southern State Formation’, Review of International Studies,  33:3, 2007, pp. 307-326 Won BISA award for best article of 2007.

Historical Sociology in Sociology: British Decline and US Hegemony with Lessons for International Relations’ (with James Kennedy), International Politics, 4:4, 2007, pp. 369-389.

‘Seguridad asiatica y necesidades energéticas chinas’ Vanguardia Dossier, 18, 2006, pp. 43-57.

Developing the Alternative to Enlargement: The European Neighbourhood Policy’, European Foreign Affairs Review, 11, 2006, pp. 183-201

‘Searching for Energy Security: The Political Ramifications of China’s International Energy Policy’, Oil, Gas Energy, Law Journal (OGEL), 3:4, 2005, (with Philip Andrews-Speed and Xuanli Liao)

Asian Security and China’s Energy Needs’, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 3:2, Summer 2003

‘Bridging the Gulf? Iran. Central Asia and the Persian Gulf’, Review of International Affairs, 2:4, Summer 2003, pp. 32-46

‘Searching for Energy Security: The Political Ramifications of China’s International Energy Policy’, China Environment Series, 5, 2002, pp. 13-28, 2002, (with Philip Andrews-Speed and Xuanli Liao)

‘Can Russia Sustain its Dominance in Central Asia’, Security Dialogue, 32:2, June 2001, pp. 245-58

‘Escaping the Enlargement Trap in NATO-Russian Relations’, Survival, 41:4, Winter 1999-2000, pp. 145-164

‘Is Russia Returning to the Middle East?’, Security Dialogue, 29:3, September 1998

Eastward Enlargement: NATO, EU, and the WEU, Defence Studies 1, 1997 (Oslo: Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies), pp. 1-115

The Middle East in Transition, Defence Studies 6, 1995, (Oslo: Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies), pp. 1-121

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