Project on Fragility and Mobility

The Project on Fragility and Mobility at CSIS is committed to reinvigorating U.S. leadership in fragile contexts

 Using foresight and policy analysis tools, it provides government, non-profit, and private sector leaders with evidence-based recommendations on how to boost community resilience, ensure safe and orderly human mobility patterns, develop stability out of conflict, and broaden national security conversations to include strengthening civilian tools to achieve these goals.

The Project on Fragility and Mobility provides an interdisciplinary and international space for new voices and new ideas to help rethink and reshape how best to (1) build resilience and prevent transnational threats in places around the world experiencing fragility and (2) align U.S. and allied national security interests with international human mobility-related frameworks, guided by the belief that protecting vulnerable people on the move allows us to secure our collective futures. The project is thus organized around several main issue areas.

Meet Our Experts

Meet the experts, staff, and non-resident affiliates who contribute to the work of the Project on Fragility and Mobility.

Erol Yayboke

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Spotlight on Human Mobility

Photo: Erol Yayboke

Photo: Erol Yayboke

Rethinking Humanitarian Assistance: Climate and Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Humanitarian actors face unprecedented scale and frequency of climate shocks, making existing challenges harder to address. A new CSIS report analyzes the current crisis in the Horn of Africa and presents ideas on rethinking humanitarian assistance to chronic crises.

Report by Beza Tesfaye , Erol Yayboke , Anastasia Strouboulis , and Abigail Edwards — January 9, 2023

Spotlight on Stabilization and Global Fragility

Photo: Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images

Tracked: Stories at the Intersection of Migration, Technology, and Human Rights

Take a deep dive into the different types of technology migrants encounter on their journeys, how governments use migrant data in decision making, and its implications on human rights.

Digital Report by Lauren Burke , Erol Yayboke , ​Marti Flacks , and Anastasia Strouboulis — December 15, 2022

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