William Reno

Visiting Researcher

William Reno
William Reno left PRIO in 2013. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


Will Reno is the Director of the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is a political scientist who has published extensively on rebel movements and counterinsurgency in the Third World. He is a part of the management team for the RCN project Dynamics of State Failure and is a visiting researcher at PRIO in the summer 2013.
Please visit his website at Northwestern University for more information.


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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Maggie Dwyer & William Reno (2021) Security Force Assistance to Fragile States: A Framework of Analysis, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2021.1988224: 563–579.
Matisek, Jahara & William Reno (2019) Getting American Security Force Assistance Right: Political Context Matters, Joint Force Quarterly 92: 65–73.
Reno, William (2015) Lost in Transitions: Civil War Termination in Sub-Saharan Africa, The American Historical Review 120(5): 1798–1810.

Book Chapter

Reno, William (2019) The Dilemmas of Security Assistance to a Failed State: Lessons from Somalia’, in Clack, Timothy; & Robert Johnson, eds, Before Military Intervention: Upstream Stabilisation in Theory and Practice. Berlin: Springer (55–77).