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Stephen Chan

Professor of World Politics, SOAS, University of London

Stephen Chan was awarded an OBE for "services to Africa and higher education" in the summer of 2010, alongside receiving the 2010 Eminent Scholar in Global Development award of the International Studies Association.

Professor Chan has published 27 books on international relations and more than 200 articles and reviews in the academic and specialist press, as well as over 100 journalistic feature articles. His books include Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence, Kaunda and Southern Africa: Image and Reality in Foreign Policy, and Citizen of Africa: Conversations with Morgan Tsvangirai. His most recent work is The End of Certainty: Towards a New Internationalism.

He participated in the transition to independence of Zimbabwe, the reconstruction of Uganda after the fall of Idi Amin, and also advised and trained government ministries in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Kenya. He established a consortium that trained the Eritrean Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately before and after independence in 1993. He was also part of a consortium that trained the parliamentarians and ministers of post-Dergue Ethiopia from 1998-9. From 2006-7 he was a member of the Africa-China-US Trilateral Dialogue, an effort to establish a common set of principles to help govern the emerging trade wars involving the three continents.

Zambia: debt, unpaid salaries and a poor harvest have sown seeds of crisis

May 02, 2019 17:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views

In the volatile landscape of southern Africa, Zambia is often overlooked. It played a huge role in the liberation struggles of its neighbours. The ANC, banned in South Africa by the apartheid government, established its...

New hope in Nigeria, but Zimbabwe struggles with the same old problems

Dec 04, 2018 16:39 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

There has been a sense of transition in both Nigeria and Zimbabwe recently. In Nigeria, Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili launched her presidential election campaign. She is not expected to win in the 2019 election. At best, she...

Zimbabwe: troubled nation now faces tough foreign policy choices

Oct 04, 2018 14:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The toxic presidency of Mugabe may be over, but the new Zimbabwean government of Emerson Mnangagwa must quickly make some hard foreign policy decisions if it is to change the countrys fortunes. For so far no major foreign...

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New Zealand Q2 CPI rises by 0.6 pct, matching market expectations

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USD/CNY likely to trade in range of 6.80-6.95 during renewed US-China trade negotiations, says Scotiabank

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JGBs end higher tracking global peers, buoyed by BoJ’s daily bond-buying operation

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Australian bond yields plunge after RBA July meeting minutes hint at further policy easing

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U.S. Treasuries suffer ahead of Fed Chair Powell, FOMC members’ speeches

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Politics

Donald Trump denies being racist

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Why developing nuclear weapons is an unrealistic option for Australia

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Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

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Book reignites rumors of Melania Trump sleeping in a separate bedroom as Donald Trump

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POTUS does not appreciate being called ‘inept’

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Science

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

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How solar heat drives rapid melting of parts of Antarctica's largest ice shelf

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Neuroscience and artificial intelligence can help improve each other

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Footprints on the Moon and cemeteries on Mars: interview with space archaeologist Alice Gorman

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The world might be one step closer to finding a cure

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Technology

AMD’s latest product reveals shakes computing market

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GoPro Hero 8 should bring back the video + photo capture feature

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Sony sets its eyes on hardcore gamers

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Lady Gaga might be present in the game

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‘The Last Of Us Part 2’ will likely make an appearance during the next State of Play

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