Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham
The author of eighteen books and over fifty journal articles and book chapters, Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham, England, UK. He is also A political scientist by background, he specialises in the management of contemporary security challenges, especially in the prevention and settlement of ethnic conflicts and civil wars, and in post-conflict reconstruction, peace-building and state-building in deeply divided and war-torn societies. He has extensive expertise in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and has also worked on a wide range of other conflicts elsewhere, including the Middle East, Africa, and Central, South and Southeast Asia. Bridging the divide between academia and policy-making, he has been, and is, involved in various phases of conflict settlement processes, including in Iraq, Sudan, Moldova, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Kosovo.
Ukraine war: Kyiv summit with EU will bring the two sides closer, but fast-track membership is unlikely
Feb 05, 2023 04:23 am UTC| Politics
There are conflicting expectations ahead of a forthcoming summit between EU leaders and the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. Kyiv has made it clear that it wants to join the fast track for EU membership in two...
Ukraine war: why Zelensky's corruption purge could be key to the outcome of the conflict
Jan 26, 2023 12:06 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics
The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has announced a sweeping clear-out of senior national and regional government officials and the appointment of a new supervisory board for the state-owned natural gas giant,...
Ukraine war: as Russia falters on the battlefield, Putin is trying to raise the stakes
Jan 24, 2023 07:46 am UTC| Politics
During a recent visit to St Petersburg, Russian president Vladimir Putin reiterated his confidence in his countrys victory over Ukraine. Visiting a defence contractor, he also took the opportunity to reassure workers that...
The forgotten war: what Russia could win from the reignited conflict in Syria
Dec 08, 2022 10:49 am UTC| Insights & Views
Largely overshadowed by the war in Ukraine, Syria remains a deeply divided and violent country, where military conflict has recently reignited. This new period of conflict in Syria, with Russia, Turkey and Israel all...
Ukraine war: Russia's G20 walkout heightens tensions at fractious summit as China's rise continues
Jul 13, 2022 14:26 pm UTC| Politics
While G20 foreign ministers were meeting in Bali, Indonesia, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, threatened further escalation in his war against Ukraine, announcing to the world that by and large, we have not started...
Ukraine war: fears that Belarus might invade on Russia's side are growing
Jun 21, 2022 21:54 pm UTC| Politics
As the war in Ukraine drags on and Russias attempts to gain significant ground in Donbas stall, concerns are being raised once again about the possibility of Belarus opening a second front. This, so the logic goes, would...
Ukraine: international pressure needs to be on Moscow, not Kyiv
Jun 09, 2022 08:44 am UTC| Politics
Having crossed the 100-day mark, the war in Ukraine is having an ever more obvious, and negative, impact on a wide range of issues. From a global food crisis that could last for years to serious problems with the cost of...
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