Journal of Defense Studies and Resource Management ISSN: 2324-9315

Davin O Regan

Davin O Regan
African Centre for Strategic Studies, Africa

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Davin O’Regan is a Research Associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. His research and field work focuses on transnational organized crime and narcotics trafficking, social media, and the impact of information and communications technology on democratization and security in Africa. He is a regular panelist on these topics at inter-agency and congressional briefings, academic conferences, and think tank working groups. His analysis and commentary has appeared on various media outlets, including the BBC, the International Herald Tribune, and the New York Times. Prior to joining the Africa Center, Mr. O’Regan worked with the Civil-Military Initiative of the Office of the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs. He has also worked on research projects for the Open Society Institute, the IBM Center for the Business of Government, Partners for Democratic Change, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Congressional Research Service. Mr. O’Regan began his professional career working as an Assistant Managing Editor at He earned a Master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from Reed College. 

Research Interest

Davin O’Regan research interests include Transnational organized crime, narcotics trafficking, information and communications technology.


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