Dr. Mark Sedra is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Centre for Security Governance (CSG), a non-profit think tank focussed on peacebuilding and statebuilding processes in fragile and conflict-affected states, and the President and co-founder of the Security Governance Group (SGG), a private consulting firm specializing on international security issues. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs. Mark is the Editor-in-Chief of Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, a leading open-access journal, and the co-editor of the Routledge book series, Studies in Conflict, Security and Development. His research covers a range of thematic areas, including: civil wars and insurgencies; security sector reform; disarmament and arms control; organized crime; and countering violent extremism. He has conducted research on a number of countries and regions, including Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, South Sudan, the Middle East and the Balkans. He has published widely in the international security field and regularly appears in the Canadian and international media.