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Naval Postgraduate School
political economy of development, peacebuilding, statebuilding, political order, institutional reform, governance, aid, post-conflict, natural resource governance, international political economy
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About Me

Naazneen H. Barma is Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Her research and teaching focus on the political economy of development, post-conflict peacebuilding and political order, and natural resource governance, with a regional specialization in East Asia and the Pacific. She is a founding member and co-director of Bridging the Gap, an initiative devoted to enhancing the policy impact of contemporary international affairs scholarship.

Recent Publications

Barma, Naazneen H. 2017. The Peacebuilding Puzzle: Political Order in Post-Conflict States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Barma, Naazneen H., Naomi Levy, and Jessica R. Piombo. 2017. “Disentangling Aid Dynamics in Statebuilding and Peacebuilding: A Causal Framework.” International Peacekeeping 24 (2), forthcoming April 2017.

Barma, Naazneen H., Brent Durbin, Eric Lorber, and Rachel E. Whitlark. 2016. “Imagine a World in Which: Using Scenarios in Political Science.” International Studies Perspectives 17 (2), May 2016: 117–135.

Barma, Naazneen H. 2014. “The Rentier State at Work: Comparative Experiences of the Resource Curse in East Asia and the Pacific.” Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies 1 (2), May 2014: 257–272.

Barma, Naazneen H. 2012. “Peacebuilding and the Predatory Political Economy of Insecurity: Evidence from Cambodia, East Timor, and Afghanistan.” Conflict, Security & Development 12 (3), July 2012: 273–298.

Barma, Naazneen H., Elisabeth Huybens, and Lorena Viñuela, eds. 2014. Institutions Taking Root: Building State Capacity in Challenging Contexts. Washington, DC: The World Bank.

Media Coverage

Barma, Naazneen H. 2016. “Scenario Analysis and Political Science.” OUPblog: Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World online, August 28, 2016.

Barma, Naazneen H., Elisabeth Huybens, and Lorena Viñuela. 2015. “Strategies to Build State Institutions in Challenging Contexts.” Fragile States online, February 10, 2015.

Barma, Naazneen H., Ely Ratner, and Steven Weber. 2014. “Wishing Away the World Without the West.” Monkey Cage blog, Washington Post online, November 19, 2014.

Barma, Naazneen H., Ely Ratner, and Steven Weber. 2014. “Welcome to the World Without the West.” The National Interest online, November 12, 2014.

Barma, Naazneen H. 2014. “Mixed Blessings.” Advance: Essays, Opinions and Ideas on Public Policy, September 2014: 4–5.

Country Focus
Afghanistan, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Mongolia

Research Areas

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