Nick Grinstead

Former Research Assistant


  • Conflict and Fragility

Until August 2017 Nick Grinstead worked as a project assistant at the Conflict Research Unit focusing on the Horn of Africa as well as on theories and applications of Political Economy Analysis.

His work centered around working to better contextualize political analysis for donors in both the local and geopolitical context. Nick is also deeply interested in the political machinations of the Middle East, where he spent several years studying and working. 

He holds a Masters of Political Science from the American University of Beirut and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from The George Washington University.



My work



Conflict and Fragility

Syrian militias supporting Assad: How autonomous are they?

29 January 2018 - 12:34
Conflict and Fragility

The Syrian Humpty-Dumpty

16 January 2017 - 12:42
Conflict and Fragility

The Khartoum process: Shifting the burden

22 February 2016 - 15:10
Conflict and Fragility

Shifting the donor narrative in South Sudan

23 June 2015 - 09:52
Conflict and Fragility

Yemen: under fire, desperate for peace

16 June 2015 - 16:50
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