Dr Markus Schultze-Kraft
For more than fifteen years, Dr Markus Schultze-Kraft has been conducting inter-disciplinary, policy-relevant research of the highest quality in key fields of governance, government, public policy and international relations, with a specific focus on state fragility, armed conflict, transnational organized crime/non-conventional threats, security, rule of law, peace-building, illicit drug policy and development.
He has twenty-five years of experience in Latin America, from the Southern Cone to Mexico and the Caribbean, and additional geographic expertise on West Africa and the Western Balkans. In his capacity as a doctoral researcher, university lecturer (Los Andes University, Bogotá) and senior International Crisis Group and UN human rights official, Markus was based in Latin America for many years. Markus's published work includes a book on comparative conflict resolution and the restructuring of civil-military relations in Central America, numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly and policy journals, as well as two dozen International Crisis Group policy reports. Since 2010, Markus is based at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) where he is a Research Fellow in the Governance Team, teaches on the MA Governance and Development and co-chairs the Global Drug and Development Policy Roundup.