Neil Melvin

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Neil Melvin "specializes in the study of conflict, with a particular focus on ethno-national conflicts in the former Soviet Union and in Asia. He is currently exploring the links between violent Islamist movements at the local and international level in the context of longstanding conflicts such as in the Malay Archipelago, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Central Asia, the North Caucasus, and Somalia. Dr. Melvin has held posts at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the University of Leeds and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He has also served as a Senior Advisor to the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

"Dr. Melvin received his D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 1993 and subsequently was a post-doctoral fellow at the Russian Research Center of Harvard University. He was also the recipient of a British Academy post-doctoral research fellowship at the London School of Economics." [1]

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  1. Neil Melvin, Conflict Analysis Research Centre, accessed March 9, 2008.