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.
“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. (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, 2013.
“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, 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
“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.
“Islamism, Africa and International Security,” keynote presentation to the conference, “Islamism in Africa South of the Sahara,” Haverford College, Pennsylvania, March 25, 2011.
“AFRICOM and Non-Kinetic Military Missions: Lessons from the Horn of Africa,” Paper presented to the International Studies Association annual convention, New York, NY, February 15 – 18, 2009.
“US Engagement with Africa: Why “Doing No Harm” is Harder than it Looks,” paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 28 – 31, 2008.
“WMD and Ungoverned Spaces in Africa: Exploring the Potential for Terrorist Exploitation,” paper presented to the conference, “Ungoverned Spaces,” sponsored by CCMR and DTRA-ASCO, August 2-3, 2007.
“Negotiating the End of Apartheid in South Africa,” presented to the workshop, “Negotiating with Armed Insurgents,” Naval Postgraduate School, August 2007.
“Growing Wild? Ungoverned Spaces and Terrorist Proliferation in Africa,” paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, August 30 – September 2, 2007.
“Assessing the US Navy’s Role in Reconstruction Operations,” presented to the National University of Singapore-Temasek Defense Systems Institute Workshop on Maritime Security, Singapore, December 4 – 6, 2006.
“Democracy by the Rules: Shaping Institutions to Retain Power,” paper presented to the 2006 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, San Francisco, November 19, 2006.
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.