Colin Thomas-Jensen


Colin Thomas-Jensen's work focuses on conflict prevention, peace and security, humanitarian assistance, and human rights in sub-Saharan Africa. He has worked at the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on Sudan and held senior positions doing research and advocacy on Africa for the International Crisis Group and the Center for American Progress. Colin has written for Foreign Affairs on US policy in the Horn of Africa and authored or co-authored numerous reports, essays, and commentaries on African politics and US policy toward Africa.

Select Publications

  • “No Will, No Way: U.S. Funded Security Sector Reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” With Tara Gingerich, Oxfam America Policy Report, November 2010.
  • “Sudan: A State on the Brink.” With John Prendergast. Current History, No. 108 (May 2009), pp. 208–213.
  • “Beyond AFRICOM: A Comprehensive U.S. Africa Policy,” Yale Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2008), pp. 33–45.
  • “Blowing the Horn.” With John Prendergast. Foreign Affairs, Vol. 86, Issue 2.(March/April 2007), pp. 59–74.

 Study groups - Sudan