Author profile: Afa'anwi Ma'abo Che

Afa’anwi Ma’abo Che holds a Ph.D in Politics from Swansea University, UK, where he recently completed a teaching assistantship. Currently, he is the director of research and a lecturer in Kwararafa University, Nigeria. He also contributes to coding data on several African states for the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Index, the world’s largest democracy measurement project. His other contributions here on E-IR are ‘Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations’ and ‘On Mediation Efficacy: Clarifying the Current Controversy’.

Linking Instrumentalist and Primordialist Theories of Ethnic Conflict

Linking Instrumentalist and Primordialist Theories of Ethnic Conflict

Extant explanations of ethnic conflict typically fall under two fundamental theories. Neither can independently explain ethnic conflicts satisfactorily.

Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations

Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations

Hans Koechler’s claim that the NATO intervention in Libya supported Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations is problematic and has the potential to derail future UN sanctioned interventions.

On Mediation Efficacy: Clarifying the Current Controversy

On Mediation Efficacy: Clarifying the Current Controversy

Biased/manipulative mediators are more efficient in generating agreements but are less effective in producing peace; conversely, neutral/facilitative mediators are less efficient but more effective.

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