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I am researcher and research coordinator on the International Political Economy of Africa-China Relations at the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute and research director at the University of Johannesburg Centre for Africa-China Studies, Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations and PhD candidate at Wits University.

Currently, my work is extensively focused on the relationship between African countries and the People’s Republic of China, as well the African continent’s relationship with the United States. What has also been interesting is to look at the implications of this nexus for all three parties. Additional areas of research are the Middle East, and political biography.

My research also extends to the following areas:

  • Hegemonic stability theory
  • Democratic peace thesis
  • Rational choice theory
  • Chinese foreign policy
  • International relations of the Asia-Pacific region
  • Chinese economy
  • BRICS stock market integration
  • Economic development and international trade
  • Transnational terrorism
  • The international political economy of energy
  • Domestic-foreign policy interactions
  • Geography: trade, foreign policy, conflict and global politics


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Research Projects

  • Histories and economic implications of the One China policy on Africa-China/Taiwan relations (book)
  • Interstate African War and Peace, 1976-2016 (monograph)
  • Terrorism in East Africa (series)
  • EU, US agricultural tariffs (report)
  • Advanced political science and international relations theory (course)

See a list of my publications for work that has already been published.