Caerus Associate Aimee Rose draws on her experience with USAID’s MISTI project to examine the complex, and at times incongruous, relationship between resilience and stability programming in Afghanistan. Rose warns of the danger in conflating the two.
Caerus CEO David Kilcullen’s most recent publication, Somalia – Fixing Africa’s Most Failed State, examines security and development in Somalia. Kilcullen emphasizes the power of local ownership in rebuilding a country that has ranked last on the Failed State Index for the last five years.
Caerus Senior Analyst and Syria expert Nathaniel Rosenblatt recently discussed the current dynamics and future challenges posed by the Syria conflict in an interview with London-based journalist Robert Tollast for Small Wars Journal. Drawing on regional experiences and current Caerus research on governance, Rosenblatt and Tollast examine what obstacles lie ahead in Syria.
At Caerus, we are exploring new ways of imagining the city—how it metabolizes and functions, and the ways stakeholders can work together to improve and sustain its health and vibrancy. We seek to make cities, and the communities within, more resilient. Caerus is using its new open-source mapping and data collection tool, CaerusGEO, to test how urban design can lessen crime and violence.