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Middle Africa

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

Research Project D8 - “Talk, and Action”: How International Organizations React to Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international institutions
  • discourse and organisational practice in international institutions
  • governance provision
  • food security
  • development partnerships in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone 


Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler

Research Project C10 - Alternatives to State-Sponsored Security in Areas of Extremely Limited Statehood (Central African Republic and South Sudan)

Areas of Expertise:

  • power-sharing after peace agreements
  • violent conflicts and conflict prevention
  • state and statehood
  • democratization processes
  • German and French Africa policy
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Central African Republic