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This blog is about Peace. As such, it looks at geopolitics, security, domestic politics and policy making, conflict and its resolution. In so doing, the author comes up with new, innovative ways of decision making, in order to address the complexity and unpredictability of the modern world. Resilience, flexibility and adaptability are cross-cutting themes across all the domains and problems analysed.

Dr. Elbay Alibayov is an international development professional specialising in state-building and political processes in conflict situations. Most recently, he has worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Baghdad assisting the Iraqi Government on a range of administrative initiatives and policy reforms. Before that, as an adviser with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) he helped building local governance structures and capacity through community-based initiatives in rural Afghanistan. In the course of eight years he has worked at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he held various positions in the field (starting as head of field office in Srebrenica) and headquarters. He has designed, implemented and overseen a broad range of strategies and local and nation-wide policy initiatives, and have chaired and participated in the work of civil-military groups, political coordination boards at all levels.

You can follow the posts through @ElbayPolicyLabs

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