Kari Lipschutz is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her research focuses on the relationship between natural resource management regimes, the policymaking process and conflict. Her master's dissertation at SOAS explored Afghanistan's recent mineral law and policy reform process. As a journalist, her work has appeared in Time, the International Herald Tribune, Voice of America and GlobalPost among other news outlets. She was formerly the assistant editor for World Politics Review. She can be reached at Kari.Lipschutz AT gmail.com.