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Dr Marina Caparini

Senior Researcher

Dr Marina Caparini

Dr Marina Caparini

Dr Marina Caparini is a Senior Researcher in the Peace and Development Programme. Her research focuses on peacebuilding and the nexus between security and development.

Marina has conducted research on diverse aspects of security and justice governance in post-conflict and post-authoritarian contexts including police development, intelligence oversight, civil-military relations and the regulation of private military and security companies. She has focused recently on police peacekeeping and capacity-building, forced displacement and organized crime. Prior to joining SIPRI in December 2016, she held senior positions at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.

Subject expertise

Security and justice development, governance, peacekeeping, peacebuilding

Regional expertise

West Africa, Horn of Africa, East Central Europe

Phone number
+46 76 628 6335
English, French

PhD in War Studies, King’s College London, UK

External publications

Challenges to Contemporary Peace Support Operations in Africa, Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2 (2016): 19-49.

MINUSTAH’s Specialized Police Team to Combat Sexual Violence in Haiti (with Kari M. Osland), NUPI Working Paper 867 (2016).

The Impact of the Peacebuilding Architecture in Consolidating Liberia’s Peace Process, in Cedric de Coning and Eli Stamnes, eds., UN Peacebuilding Architecture: The First 10 Years (London: Routledge, 2016).

DDR and SSR Challenges in Mali, Working Paper 853, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (April 2015).

The Role of the Police in UNAMID (with F. Aubyn, O Davies, M. Dessu, M. Peter), Institute for Security Studies, Monograph 190 (March 2015).

Human Trafficking and Organized Crime, in Trafficking in Human Beings: Learning from Asian and European Experiences, Wilhelm Hofmeister and Patrick Rueppel, eds. (Singapore and Brussels: Konrad-Adenauer Foundation and European Union, 2014). Part of the EU-Asia Dialogue.

African Perspectives on Challenges of Police Command in Peace Support Operations (with Ann Livingstone.) ISS Paper 276 (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, November 2014).

Comparing the democratization of intelligence governance in East Central Europe and the Balkans, in Intelligence and National Security, Special Issue, Peter Gill and Michael Andregg, eds., Vol. 24, No. 4 (2014).

Police Capacity-Building and Development in International Police Operations, Occasional Paper, Challenges Forum (May 2014).

State protection of the Czech Roma and the Canadian Refugee System, in Didier Bigo, Sergio Carrera and Elspeth Guild, eds., Foreigners, Refugees or Minorities?: Rethinking People in the Context of Border Controls and Visas (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013): 131-147.

Ensuring Long-term Protection: Justice and Security Sector Reform and Displacement, in Roger Duthie, ed., Transitional Justice and Displacement (New York: Social Science Research Council, 2012): 278-326.

The Case for Public Oversight of the Security Sector, in Eden Cole, Kerstin Eppert, Katrin Kinzelbach, eds., Public Oversight of the Security Sector: A Handbook for Civil Society Organizations (Bratislava and Geneva: UNDP and DCAF, 2008).