Philip Roessler

Philip Roessler

Philip Roessler is Associate Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary and in 2017-2018 Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He is author of Ethnic Politics and State Power in Africa: The Logic of the Coup-Civil War Trap (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and, with Harry Verhoeven,Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa’s Deadliest Conflict (Hurst Publishers, 2016).

Zimbabwe

How the African Union got it wrong on Zimbabwe

By tacitly supporting a de facto coup in Zimbabwe, the AU has damaged the region's efforts to end politics by force.

How the African Union got it wrong on Zimbabwe