Davin O’Regan is a Research Associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. His research and field work focuses on transnational organized crime and narcotics trafficking, social media, and the impact of information and communications technology on democratization and security in Africa. He is a regular panelist on these topics at inter-agency and congressional briefings, academic conferences, and think tank working groups. His analysis and commentary has appeared on various media outlets, including the BBC, the International Herald Tribune, and the New York Times.
Prior to joining the Africa Center, Mr. O’Regan worked with the Civil-Military Initiative of the Office of the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs. He has also worked on research projects for the Open Society Institute, the IBM Center for the Business of Government, Partners for Democratic Change, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Congressional Research Service. Mr. O’Regan began his professional career working as an Assistant Managing Editor at allAfrica.com. He earned a Master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from Reed College.
- Advancing Stability and Reconciliation in Guinea-Bissau: Lessons from Africa’s First Narco-State (contributing author)
- The Arc of State Capture: Narcotrafficking and Instability in Africa (forthcoming)
- Narco-States: Africa’s Next Menace
- Africa and the Arab Spring: A New Era of Democratic Expectations (contributing author)
- Cocaine and Instability in Africa: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean
- Men Should Be Targeted in Aids Fight, Botswana Health Minister Says
- Debt Relief Critical to Development and Democracy, Nigerian Senators Say
- U.S. Lawmaker and Church Leader Arrested to Highlight Darfur Deaths
- Informal Economy Drives Egypt’s Economic Growth
- The Nile River: Building or Stumbling Block?
- Protecting Communities to Protect the Planet
Areas of Expertise
Transnational organized crime, narcotics trafficking, information and communications technology, Guinea-Bissau.