The US Military in Africa: Enhancing Security and Development?
Edited by Jessica Piombo. Boulder, CO: First Forum Press (a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers), July 2015.
Institutions, Ethnicity and Political Mobilization in South Africa.
Written by Jessica Piombo. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Interim Governments: Institutional Bridges to Peace and Democracy?
Edited by Jessica Piombo and Karen Guttieri. Washington, DC: USIP Press, December 2007
Electoral Politics in South Africa: Assessing the First Democratic Decade
Edited by Jessica Piombo and Lia Nijzink. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Articles and Book Chapters
“The War on Terror in Context: Domestic Dimensions of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Policies Towards Somalia,” Third World Quarterly (2022). DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2022.2057292. (with Pierre Englebert)
“The Impact of Aid Dynamics on State Effectiveness and Legitimacy.” May 2020. Studies in Comparative International Development. (with Naazneen Barma and Naomi Levy)
“Disentangling Aid Dynamics in Statebuilding and Peacebuilding: A Causal Framework,” International Peacekeeping, 24, no 2 (2017): 187-211. DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2016.1252677 (with Naazneen Barma and Naomi Levy)
“Has South Africa Lost its Way? The ANC’s Unfulfilled Promise.” Foreign Affairs online, May 12, 2016. (with Cherrel Africa)
“Evolving Civilian and Military Missions,” in The US Military in Africa: Enhancing Security and Development? edited by Jessica Piombo. Boulder, CO: First Forum Press (a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers), 2015.
“Civil-Military Relations in the Horn of Africa,” in Understanding Complex Military Operations: A Case Study Approach, ed. Karen Guttieri, Volker Franke and Melanne A. Civic. New Jersey: Routledge, 2014.
“Resources and Conflict in Africa,” in The Handbook of African Security, ed. James J. Hentz. New Jersey: Routledge, 2014.
“Perspective: US Africa Policy: Rhetoric Versus Reality.” Current History. May 2012.
“Civil-Military Relations in an Emerging Democracy: South Africa,” in The Handbook of Civil-Military Relations, 1st Edition. ed. Thomas Bruneau and Florina Christiana Matei. New Jersey: Routledge Press, 2012.
“Oil Rents and Politics in Africa,” in The Handbook of Oil Politics, ed Robert Looney. New Jersey: Routledge Press, 2012.
"Peacemaking in Burundi: Conflict Resolution versus Conflict Management Strategies," African Security 3, no. 4 (2010): 239-272.
“Beyond Protecting the Land and the Sea: The Role of the US Navy in Reconstruction,” (with Michael Malley) in Stability from the Sea Naval Roles in Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations, ed. James J. Wirtz and Jeffrey A. Larsen. New Jersey: Routledge Press, 2009.
“Issues and Debates in Transitional Rule,” (with Karen Guttieri) in Interim Governments: Institutional Bridges to Peace and Democracy? ed. Karen Guttieri and Jessica Piombo. Washington, DC: USIP Press, December 2007.
“Terrorist Financing and Government Response in East Africa,” in Terrorism Financing and State Response in Comparative Perspective, ed. Harold Trinkunas and Jeanne Giraldo. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007.
“Political Institutions, Social Demographics and the Decline of Ethnic Mobilization in South Africa, 1994 – 1999, Party Politics 11, no. 4 (July 2005): 447-470.
“The Results of Election 2004: Looking Back, Stepping Forward,” in Electoral Politics in South Africa: Assessing the First Democratic Decade, ed. Jessica Piombo and Lia Nijzink. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
“The Institutions of Democracy: Parliament and the Electoral System,” (with Lia Nijzink) in Electoral Politics in South Africa: Assessing the First Democratic Decade, ed. Jessica Piombo and Lia Nijzink. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
“Opposition Parties and the Voters In South Africa’s 1999 Election,” with Robert Mattes, Democratization 38, no. 3 (Autumn 2001): 101-128.
“The Smaller Parties,” in Election ’99: From Mandela to Mbeki, ed. Andrew Reynolds. New York: St. Martins Press, 1999.
Talks and Conference Presentations
“All Intervention is Local: Domestic Responses to Insecurity and their Impacts on Security Assistance.” Presentation to the OSD-Minerva Program Annual Review, Washington DC, September 18, 2019.
“The Domestic Dynamics of Security Force Assistance: Unpacking State Responses to Security Threats.”
Invited by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) to present paper at the Security Force Assistance Workshop, Accra, Ghana. Convened with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC). September 5 – 9, 2019.
“The Domestic Dynamics of Security Force Assistance: Unpacking State Responses to Security Threats.” Presentation to the one-day workshop on Civilian-Military relationships in Sub-Saharan Africa. Organized by the Department of State Office of Analytic Outreach, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) and the National Intelligence Council (NIC). April 11, 2019.
“South Africa After Mandela,” Presentation to the Monterey Bay World Affairs Council. January 30, 2014.
“Non-Traditional Security Challenges in Africa,” Presentation at the Pomona College Africa Initiative: Voices on Africa, October 30, 2013. Inaugural presentation of the lecture series at Pomona.
“Recent Politics and Security in Somalia.” Presentation to UCSD Educational Briefing: 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. Global Leadership Institute, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego; August 12, 2013.
“Africa, New Producers, and Global Politics,” Presentation to the Joint FAO Program Phase II Course: Energy Security. Arlington, VA: July 16, 2013.
“Engineering Outcomes through Electoral System Design.” Presentation to the roundtable on Electoral System Reform in South Africa, hosted by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) of South Africa, March 9, 2012, Cape Town, South Africa.
“Peacebuilding from the Inside and Out: Comparing South Africa and Burundi." Presentation to the Political Studies seminar series, Department of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa; March 14, 2012.
“Negotiating Peace: Internal versus External Processes in South Africa and Burundi,” paper presented to the American Political Science Association, September 2011.
Working Papers and Other Publications
Perspectives on Security, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation: Views from the United States and South Africa,” Workshop Report Published by the Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC) Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) Report Number 2014-001, released March 25, 2014.
Available online: http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Centers/CCC/PASCC/Publications/2014/2014%20001%20South%20Africa%20Dialogue.pdf and http://hdl.handle.net/10945/40222.
Perspectives on African Security Challenges: Cross Cutting Issues and Policy Implications - Summary Of Capstone Project and Findings. Monterey, CA: Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC) Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) Report Number 2012-011, released September 24, 2012.
Available online: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/34085.
Reducing Insecurity in Africa: Roles and Responsibilities of the U.S. Military, U.S. Government and Non-Governmental Communities. With Matthew Dearing, Gustav Jordt (USAF), Jason Neal (USN) and Laura Perazzola (USMC). Monterey, CA: Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC) Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) Report 2012 005, released March 2012.
Available online: http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Centers/CCC/PASCC/Publications/2012/Reducing_Insecurity_in_Africa.pdf and http://hdl.handle.net/10945/34342.
Understanding and Responding to Conflict in Africa: Crisis Response versus Conflict Resolution. DTRA-ASCO Research Report, Report Number ASCO 2010-008.
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a556560.pdf and http://hdl.handle.net/10945/25356.
“Military Provision of Humanitarian and Civic Assistance: A Day in the Life of a Civil Affairs Team in the Horn of Africa.” Center for Complex Operations Case Study Series, National Defense University Press, May 2010. Available online: http://www.ccoportal.org/cco-case-studies-series and http://hdl.handle.net/10945/34084.
“African Security Challenges: Now and Over the Horizon Workshop Report,” (with Jennifer Perry and Jennifer Borchard) Defense Threat Reduction Agency Advanced Systems and Concepts Office, Report Number ASCO 2009-01 (January 2009). https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=716129.
“-016 (October 2008).www.hsdl.org/?view&did=716226.