Position: Associate Fellow
Matt Ince is an Associate Fellow at RUSI, with a particular focus on Latin American politics and security. Matt previously worked as Project Manager for International Security Studies at RUSI, where he was responsible for contributing towards the Institutes regional coverage of Latin America and managing the planning, organisation and delivery of a number of RUSI conferences and events. Matt regularly writes for RUSI on Latin American politics and security.
His research interests also include counter-terrorism; counter-insurgency; UK foreign, defence and security policy; and the study of sub-state political violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, with his most recent research focusing on the on-going peace process with the FARC and the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) of left-wing guerrilla groups in Colombia. Matt holds an MA in Geopolitics and Grand Strategy and a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Sussex. He is also a PRINCE2 Practitioner, having qualified from the University of Westminster Business School in July 2012. Prior to joining RUSI, Matt previously worked for a British Member of Parliament and held a number of positions at the University of Sussex.
RUSI articles and analysis by this author
Imagining a Post-Chávez Venezuela
10 Jan 2013
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's ill health continues to place question marks over the future political stability of the Bolivarian Republic, rekindling concerns that instability, power struggle and the possible out-break of violence could once again be on the horizon.
Colombia: Talking about Peace
15 Nov 2012
Could the ongoing talks between the Colombian government and the FARC mark the beginning of the end of the country’s half-century-long conflict?
The Bolivarian Revolution Strikes Back
12 Oct 2012
Having won a fourth six-year term in office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez has ensured that his Bolivarian Revolution will prevail for now. However, despite having secured victory at the polls, key security challenges and the risk that a political crisis could still unfold in Venezuela in the period ahead have not disappeared.
Negotiating with the FARC: Laying the Foundations for Peace in Colombia?
30 Aug 2012
Following weeks of rumoured negotiations, the Colombian government has now announced plans to begin peace talks with the FARC. This may help the Santos government to recover from its recent downturn in popularity, but prospects for a meaningful settlement will be hindered by the ability of the FARC's senior leadership to negotiate authoritatively on behalf of an increasingly fragmented organisation.
From Drugs to Gold: Colombia's Drug Barons Diversify
25 Jun 2012
Increasing pressure from anti-drug trafficking activities are forcing Colombia's illegally armed groups to diversify their traditional income streams. Against this backdrop, revenue generated through other sectors, such as gold mining, could begin to rival the drug trade as a leading driver of regional insecurity.
UK Border Security: Growing Concerns over the Relaxation of Controls
23 Nov 2011
The current controversy over the supposed relaxation of security checks at UK borders highlights the complex nature of border security. The issue goes far beyond personality clashes and Ministerial accountability. It may prove to provide the impetus for root-and-branch border security reform.