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Independent Researcher and Consultant

Areas of Expertise
Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Diplomacy, Peace and Security, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Secretaries-General, United Nations, United Nations Reform

Background

Peter Nadin is a independent researcher, policy analyst and consultant based in Sydney, Australia. His research interests include UN peace operations, armed groups (non-state and state surrogate), robust peacekeeping, leadership in UN missions, and the work of the UN Security Council. He has previously worked as a project associate at the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo. In 2013, he interned at the United Nations University and the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Security Sector Reform Unit. Dr Nadin is also an active member of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA), and is the association’s UN Peace Program conference manager.

He is the author of the Adelphi book ‘Spoiler Groups and UN Peacekeeping’ (co-authored with Major General Patrick Cammaert (ret’d) and Professor Vesselin Popovski), which was published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Routledge in 2015. In addition to his long form writing Dr Nadin has published over a dozen UN-related articles for the United Nations University and the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Peace and Humanitarian Studies), a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Western Sydney (UWS). His doctoral thesis was a study of the UN Security Council.

Recent Publications

Peter Nadin, Patrick Cammaert & Vesselin Popovski, ‘Spoiler Groups and UN Peacekeeping’ (London: IISS/Routledge, 2015)

Peter Nadin, ‘The Liberal Party’s conflicted relationship with the UN’, 26 March 2015, The Interpreter (Lowy Institute for International Policy)

Peter Nadin, ‘Kevin ’17 and the race to be the next UN Secretary-General’, 10 February 2015, The Interpreter (Lowy Institute for International Policy)

Peter Nadin, ‘Australia and UN peacekeeping: Time for a reset’, 22 January 2015, The Interpreter (Lowy Institute for International Policy)

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Updated, May 2015