Hamish Nixon

Project Coordinator CMI-USIP-PRIO

Hamish Nixon
Hamish Nixon left PRIO in 2012. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons. Hamish Nixon is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

​Research coordinator for the CMI-USIP-PRIO project Achieving Durable Peace in Afghanistan


​Nixon coordinated a research and d​ialogue project on the domestic dimensions of sustainable peace in Afghanistan for the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and United Stated Institute of Peace (USIP).

Previous engagements​​

  • Subnational Governa​​nce Specialist at the Afghanistan Country Office of the World Bank (two years). Governance researcher at the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit.
  • Academic appointments at Kingston University and The Queen’s College, University of Ox​ford.
  • Has worked on post-conflict governance and elections in Afghanistan, the Balkans, the Palestinian Territories, El Salvador, and Cambodia. Published articles and chapters on citizen security, statebuilding and democratisation, subnational governance​​​, and aid effectiveness.


  • Ph.​D. on compara​tive peace processes and post-conflict political development, St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

PRIO Projects



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All Publications

PRIO Paper

Nixon, Hamish (2011) Achieving Durable Peace: Afghan Perspectives on a Peace Process, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Nixon, Hamish (2011) Afghan Perspectives on Achieving Durable Peace, USIP Peace Brief, 94. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace.
Nixon, Hamish; & Caroline Hartzell (2011) Beyond Power-sharing: Institutional Options for an Afghan Peace Process, USIP Peaceworks, 78. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace.