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

Media Queries

Spotlight on Human Mobility

Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Update on Forced Displacement around Ukraine

There are over 7.5 million Ukrainian refugees and nearly as many internally displaced persons. Some Ukrainians have been forcibly transferred to Russia and, after Putin’s mobilization, a new group of forcibly displaced people has been created, this time from Russia itself.

Critical Questions by Erol Yayboke , Anastasia Strouboulis , and Abigail Edwards — October 3, 2022

Spotlight on Stabilization and Global Fragility

Photo: Sean Sheridan/Mercy Corps

Photo: Sean Sheridan/Mercy Corps

Addressing Climate Security in Fragile Contexts

The impact of climate change on peace and security is recognized as a growing challenge for fragile states, but development actors are ambivalent on how to address it. While complexity has limited effective actions, inaction is no longer an option.

Commentary by Beza Tesfaye — February 1, 2022

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