Armend is Chief of Analysis and Reporting Cell, Democratization Department, OSCE Mission in Kosovo. He is also engaged as Adjunct Lecturer with RIT Kosovo (former AUK), where he teaches IR modules such as Ethics in International Politics, Politics in Developing Countries, and Public Policy. Currently, he is nearing the completion of his PhD studies with the University of Sheffield. His PhD research examines issues of democratization in transitory countries, more specifically the impact of former combatants in post-conflict democracies which results from their transformation from soldiers to politicians. Armend has obtained his BA on International Studies from the University of Leeds, and his MA on Conflict Resolution from the Peace Studies Department, University of Bradford.
For several years Armend has worked with the humanitarian and civil society sector in England and the Western Balkans, as well as with various international organisations such as the OSCE, USAID and UNDP. He has also taken part in several research collaborative efforts bringing together researchers from various countries to cross-examine issues of post-conflict securitization, political transformation of former combatants, and other societal impacts resulting from war to peace transitions. His specific areas of interest are: disintegration, demobilization and reintegration / transformation of combatants, greed and grievance, security and democratization. Armend has authored and coauthored a number of journals and reports on the above themes.