I’m a Professor of International Politics at the University of Oxford, and co-editor of the journal African Affairs.

My research interests include the workings of the extractive industries (oil, gas and mining) in sub-Saharan Africa; the relationships that African states have established with Asian countries, especially in the last two decades; and, more recently, the politics of global finance and its impact on Africa.

Publications

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The New Protectorates: International Tutelage and the Making of Liberal States

Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola Since the Civil War