* For versions of my academic publications, please visit my Academia profile.

Peer-reviewed articles and chapters

‘Politiques de la reconnaissance et de l’origine contrôlée: La construction du Somaliland à travers ses cartes d’électeurs’ [‘The Politics of Recognition and Authenticity: Constructing Somaliland through Voter Cards’], Politique Africaine (No. 144, 2016), 51–71.*

‘Overcoming the Past: War and Peace in Sudan and South Sudan’ in Jeffrey Herbst, Terence McNamee and Greg Mills (eds.), On the Fault Line: Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies (London: Profile Books, 2012).*


Friend, David with Anna Rader, VII: Questions without Answers (London: Phaidon Press, 2012).

McCabe, Eammon and Terence McNamee, with Anna Rader and Adrian Johnson, DECADE (London: Phaidon Press).

Reports and other publications 

Schueller, Marie-Luise and Michael Walls, with Amina-Bahja Ekman, Anna Rader and Jama Musse Jama, Report by International Observers on the 2016 Voter Registration Process in Somaliland (London: Progressio/DPU, 2017).

Schulman, Susan and Anna Rader, ‘Mogadishu – A Photo Essay’, RUSI Journal (Vol. 157, No. 4, 2010).

Chitiyo, Knox and Anna Rader, Somalia 2012: Ending the Transition? (Johannesburg: Brenthurst Foundation, 2012).

Chitiyo, Knox and Anna Rader, ‘Chapter 7: Africa’ in Strategic Survey 2010: The Annual Review of World Affairs (London: IISS, 2010).

Book reviews

How to Rig an Election by Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas’African Affairs (Vol. 118, Issue 471, 2019), 407–411.

Biometric State: The Global Politics of Identification and Surveillance by Keith Breckenridge’, Politique Africaine (No. 147, 2017).*

Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State by Mary Harper’, RUSI Journal (Vol. 157, No. 6, 2012).

Deadly Waters: Inside the Hidden World of Somalia’s Pirates by Jay Bahadur’, RUSI Journal (Vol. 156, No. 6, 2011).

Commentary and blog posts

‘Structuring the State: Federal Choices in Somalia’, RUSI Newsbrief, 3 May 2013.

‘When History is Not Made: The End of Somalia’s Transition’,, 21 August 2012.

‘A Fine Talking Shop: The London Conference on Somalia’,, 23 February 2012.

‘Central Africa and Southern Africa: Elections and Economics’,, 30 January 2012, with Knox Chitiyo.

‘Eastern Africa: A Regional Stake in Counter-Insurgency’,, 30 January 2012.

‘Somalia’s 2012 Agenda’,, 4 January 2012.

‘Time to Secure Somalia’,, 5 October 2011.

‘Changing Tactics: Shabaab in Somalia’, RUSI Newsbrief, 28 September 2011.

‘Famine in Somalia: A Wake-Up Call for Western Foreign Policy-Makers’,, 19 August 2011.

‘Sudan: The Trouble Ahead’,, 30 June 2011.

Editor’s Foreword, RUSI Journal, 2010-2011.

‘Ballots, not Bullets: The Sudanese Elections and Beyond’, RUSI Newsbrief, 20 May 2010.

‘Somalia: The Rise of Al-Shabaab’, RUSI Newsbrief, 16 September 2009.