16 Apr 2018
Organized crime and illicit trade
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution
Vanda Felbab-Brown is a senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She is an expert on international and internal conflicts and nontraditional security threats, including insurgency, organized crime, urban violence and illicit economies. Her fieldwork and research have covered, among others, Afghanistan, South Asia, Burma, Indonesia, the Andean region, Mexico, Morocco, Somalia, and eastern Africa. Felbab-Brown is the author of “Aspiration and Ambivalence: Strategies and Realities of Counterinsurgency and State-Building in Afghanistan” (Brookings Institution Press, 2012) and “Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs” (Brookings Institution Press, 2010) which examines military conflict and illegal economies in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, Burma, Northern Ireland, India, and Turkey. She is also the author of numerous policy reports, academic articles, and opinion pieces. A frequent commentator in U.S. and international media, Felbab-Brown regularly provides congressional testimony on these issues.
Chief Executive Officer, The Mekong Club
Research Manager, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Editor-in-Chief and Journalist, Web Portal "FrontOnline"
Ambassador, Parliamentary Assembly of Mediterranean; Professor, French Military Academy
Senior Analyst and New York Representative, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Associate Research Fellow, RMIT University (School of Global, Urban and Social Studies)
President, JG Global Advisory, LLC
Professor, Faculty of Security, St. Kliment Ohridski University - External Associate
Professor of Criminology, University of Macao, Macao SAR, China
Vice Director, Frente Gremialista por la Trasparencia (CAH)
Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences ; Professor, Governing Body Member & Advisor to Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University