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Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold

Program Director, Myanmar

Tel: + 95 (1) 570 619

Fax: + 95 (1) 566 701


Expertise: Results monitoring, state-building, peace-building, militias, non-state armed groups and security, post-conflict transitions, insurgencies, collaborative relationships, Timor-Leste, Thailand

Matthew Arnold is The Asia Foundation's director of programs in Myanmar.

Dr. Arnold has broad field-based monitoring and evaluation experience; conducted extensive academic research on conflict, security and state fragility; and in-depth knowledge of Timor-Leste and Thailand. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked for the UN World Food Programme focusing on the monitoring and evaluation of food aid in humanitarian crises. Most recently, Dr. Arnold was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Arnold has co-authored two books: Militias and the Challenges of Post-Conflict Peace (Zed Books, 2011) and a forthcoming book on Southern Sudan during the post-conflict period (Hurst Press, 2012). He also has published in leading journals on Asia, security and development, including Asian Survey, International Peacekeeping, and Conflict, Security and Development.

Education: Doctoral and master's degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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