OBE BA MA Auckland, MA London (Kings), PhD Kent

Born in 1949 in New Zealand, the firstborn son of Chinese refugees. Dual NZ and UK citizenship.
Married into a Croatian family. Residence in Africa, 1980-5. Annual research in Africa since 1987.

2002-7 School of Oriental and African Studies
Foundation Dean of Law & Social Sciences
2011-12 Interim Dean of Law & Social Sciences
2002 -14 Professor of International Relations
2014 Professor of World Politics
Member of the University of London Senate 2003-7

Founding Director of the Kwok Meil Wah Foundation (registered charity)
Trustee of Street Action (registered charity)

2003 Maurice Webb Memorial Lectures, Durban
2005 Keynote speaker, Commonwealth Press Union Biennial Conference, Sydney
2006 – 7 Member of the China-Africa-US Trilateral Dialogue
on China-Africa trading links
2007 Hood Fellow and Chapman Lecturer, University of Auckland
2007 Diplomatic work in Beijing on Darfur
2008 & 2010 Visiting Professor, Wenzao Ursuline College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2010 Election observer, South Sudan
2011 (Spring semester) Visiting Scholar, Princeton University
2011 Hans Singer Memorial Lecturer, German Development Institute, Bonn
2012 Kenyon Institute Lecturer, East Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus

2009-10 Member of the Brenthurst Foundation group on counter-insurgency
2010-13 Honorary Professor of Humanities, University of Johannesburg
2010 ISA (International Studies Association) Eminent Scholar in Global Development
2010 Observer at the Sudanese elections, headquartered in Juba.
2010 (with Richard Mansbach) Visiting Professoriate, Tallinn University, Estonia, summer school.

Foundation Dean of a Faculty encompassing the Departments of Law, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Development Studies, Political and International Studies, and the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy. Continuing member of Governing Body and Academic Board, and sometime member of Executive Board.

1.Responsibility for budget management and line responsibility for all Heads of Department.
2. Charged simultaneously with raising RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) scores while sustaining and increasing quality student recruitment, particularly graduate, premium fee, distance, and overseas student recruitment.
3. Oversight of an ambitious Queen’s Award-winning electronic distance MSc in International Financial and Management Studies.
4. Mentoring of senior professoriate and recruitment of new faculty at both senior and junior levels.
5. Author of several Executive Board documents including the School’s China strategy.
6. Leading by example in both publishing and teaching, the latter by first-year seminars in 2002-3, and since then by lecturing at MSc level in the Government and Politics of Tropical Africa and supervising PhD students (almost 30 completions since 1989).
7. Introduction and oversight of newly-introduced PhD research methodology courses throughout the Faculty.
8. Oversight of a policy-research and consultancy arm of Development Studies.
9. Introduction of a review process for an expanded Law School.
10. Successful involvement in fund-raising for the ‘Centennial campaign’.

1996 – 02 Nottingham Trent University
Professor in International Relations and Ethics
Head of International Studies
Dean of Humanities

2001 – Advisory Editor,
International Relations, I.B. Tauris
1998 – 02 Member Executive Committee
David Davies Memorial Institute
Chairman of the Editorial Board, International Relations
(David Davies Memorial Institute)
1998 – 9 Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Government of Ethiopia
1995 – 01 Adviser in International Relations
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
1993 – 7 Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of

Executive Dean of a Faculty encompassing the large Departments of English and Media Studies (English, Media Studies, Social Theory), Modern Language Studies (French, German, Spanish, Italian, European Studies), International Studies (History, Geography, International Relations), and the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism. Member of Executive Board and Academic Board.

1. Responsibility for a devolved budget and line responsibility for all Heads of Department and Subject Leaders.
2. Charged, over the span of one full RAE cycle, with raising RAE scores from a 3a ceiling and obtaining at least two 5s. This was achieved.
3. Full Executive role in the university’s international endeavours and in the university’s positioning itself away from the post-1992 sector. In all newspaper league tables at the end of this period the university rose to the level of, or above the level of established universities such as Kent.
4. Establishment of a premium-fee postgraduate Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, utilising fully-equipped studios vacated by the BBC under a complex series of negotiations.
5. Introduction of PhD methodology courses and leading by example in the supervision of PhD students. Mentoring of senior colleagues in achieving their doctorates by publication.
6. Line responsibility for key research centres in social theory, attracting international figures to those centres, and fostering a free environment for their research and journals.
7. Key role in the group of 9 Deans in devising university strategy and Vice-Chancellorial succession.
8. Determination to move on after the 2001 RAE, despite the prospect of enhanced conditions, research support, and further promotion.

1987-1996 University of Kent
Departing as Reader and Director of The London Centre of International Relations
1994 -5 Visiting Professor, University of Tampere
1993 -5 Appointed Honorary Professor, University of Zambia
1992 Visiting Lecturer, University of Natal
1991 Visiting Professor, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.

Director of the University’s first off-campus venture – now successfully absorbed by Kings College London – and the model for Kent’s continuing Brussels Centre of International Relations.

1.Charged with transforming the financial profile of the Centre. In its brief existence, under two previous Directors, it had slipped into deficit. This was transformed into healthy surplus.
2. Charged with upgrading its academic standards. This was achieved and, at the end of my 2-year tenure, the Centre’s MA graduates were achieving considerably more Distinction awards, under the same external examiners, as their Canterbury-based counterparts.
3. Charged with increasing student recruitment. This was achieved, with an MA and PhD student population of 80.
4. Determination to move on after disagreement with the University’s new Vice-Chancellor. It seemed to me that Kent was conceding the fight to be ranked alongside its Robbins-era counterparts such as Sussex and Warwick. Promotion was offered but declined. _____________________________________________

1986 Visiting Lecturer in International Relations
Victoria University of Wellington
1985 – 6 Visiting Fellow
Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford
1983 – 5 Lecturer in International Relations University of Zambia
Coordinator of the first MA in International Relations in the Front-line States
1983 Visiting Fellow
Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

Returning from military tensions and famine in Uganda, where I had played a lead role in Ministry rehabilitation in the post-Amin era, and recognising the squalid side of international diplomacy and development – after the high romance and risk of the Zimbabwean independence exercise (next page) – I accepted Anthony Kirk-Greene’s invitation to Queen Elizabeth House Oxford, and then the University of Zambia’s invitation to join its faculty.

1.Coordinator of the first MA in International Relations in Southern Africa outside Zimbabwe and South Africa. Despite the term ‘Coordinator’, this meant I taught the entire MA, as well as all the BA modules in International Relations. However, at this time, shortly after the independence of Zimbabwe, the region was anxious to frame a new International Relations. The foreign minister attended my courses.
2. There were no International Relations texts in the library less than 20 years old. I organised the donation of 200 Australian-authored short monographs, and set about writing my own textbook. This was subsequently refined during my second spell at Queen Elizabeth House, published by Macmillan, and sold several thousand copies in Africa.

1977 – 83 International Civil Servant with the Commonwealth Secretariat
1980 – 3 Regional Projects Coordinator
Commonwealth Africa Centre, Lusaka
1980 January to March, seconded to the Commonwealth Observer Group, Zimbabwe independence election campaign and truce
1977 – 80 Project Officer, London

My time with the Commonwealth Secretariat encompassed spells at both its London headquarters and its Lusaka outpost. At the former, I was trouble-shooter for an accident-prone Assistant Secretary-General, was an observer of the negotiations that led to Zimbabwean independence and then, within what was still Rhodesia, conducted the reconnaissance for and helped anchor the Commonwealth Observer Group that validated the electoral process from January to March 1980. At the latter, I advised and helped train Ministries in Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. I had 7-figure budget-framing responsibilities at both locations.

1975 -6 Editor, City News (weekly tabloid), Auckland
1974 Tutor, University of Auckland
1973 President, New Zealand University Students’ Association
1971 Editor, Craccum (weekly university tabloid), Auckland

In my earlier New Zealand incarnation I took oversight of my first 7 figure turnover at the age of 21 and, at age 23 and as President of the national student body, was responsible inter alia for overhauling the student business operations and spearheaded these by establishing an international air charter with daily international flights throughout the Antipodean summer – while successfully negotiating increased national student bursaries, and more transparent immigration regulations for overseas students; and prosecuting the student political agenda with regard to a South African rugby tour of New Zealand (cancelled), the freedom of speech of Malaysian students in New Zealand (Malaysian High Commissioner permanently recalled to Kuala Lumpur), and the touring of the country by the Zimbabwean liberation leader, Herbert Chitepo. During my New Zealand years I also played an active role in the country’s literary renaissance, and in journalism, winning prizes in both publishing and writing.


I have trained in the martial arts 10 times in Okinawa, and in Tokyo, Beijing, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as in other international locations, and have been awarded the following grades:

9 dan Shorin ryu Karate; 5 dan Goju ryu karate; 5 dan Shotokan Karate; 5 dan Goshin Jutsu, 3 dan Tomaya Iai Jutsu (swordsmanship); I dan Kobudo (ancient weaponry); I dan Aiki Ju Jutsu.

I have used these skills to teach in the UK and internationally, but primarily in Africa, where I am conscious that many researchers extract information without any deliberate and systematic effort to make a sustained contribution to society. I teach without charge at a succession of martial arts clubs in Zambia , Zimbabwe and South Africa, the majority in deprived areas, during the evenings and weekends of my research visits; and have established the Kwok Meil Wah Foundation (a registered charity) to assist young martial arts students in Africa. I coached the Oxford Karate team for the 1985-6 clash with Cambridge, and both founded and coached the University of Kent Karate Club which, during a 9 year period, won more national student tournaments and medals than any other.


(with Rupert Glover and Merlene Young) Postcards from Paradise, Wellington, New Zealand: Kosmick Press, 1971 (poems)

(ed.) A Charlatan’s Mosiac: New Zealand Universities Literary Yearbook, Wellington: New Zealand Universities Arts Council, 1972 (anthology)

(publisher) David Mitchell, Pipe Dreams in Ponsonby, Auckland: Association of Orientally Flavoured Syndics, 1972 (poems: runner-up to Chinua Achebe in the first Commonwealth Poetry Prize) (N.Z. Universities Arts Council Grant)

(publisher) Laurence Clarke, The Flying Fish, Auckland: Association of Orientally Flavoured Syndics, 1972 (graphic novella)

(publisher) Ian Wedde, Made Over, Auckland: Stephen Chan, 1974 (poems) (N.Z. State Literary Fund grant)

Arden’s Summer, Christchurch: Pegasus Press, 1975 (poems) (N.Z. State Literary Fund grant)

The Commonwealth Observer Group in Zimbabwe: A Personal Memoir, Gweru, Zimbabwe: Mambo Press, 1985 (scholarly memoir)

Songs of the Maori King, Victoria, British Columbia: Sono Nis Press, 1986 (poems: winner of the 1987 Alcuin Citation for excellence in Canadian book design)

Issues in International Relations: A View from Africa, London: Macmillan, 1987, 1990 (scholarship)

The Commonwealth in World Politics: A Study of International Action 1965-1985, London: Lester Crook Academic, 1988 (scholarship)

Southern Africa: The Lands and their Peoples, Lebanon, Indiana: Silver Burdett, 1988 (school text)

Exporting Apartheid: Foreign Policies in Southern Africa 1978-1988, London: Macmillan, 1990

And New York: St Martins Press, 1990 (scholarship)

Social Development in Africa Today: Some Radical Proposals, Lampeter, Wales & Lewiston, N.Y: Edwin Mellen, 1991 (collected scholarly essays)

Kaunda and Southern Africa: Image and Reality in Foreign Policy, London I. B. Tauris, 1991 (scholarship) (ESRC grant and subsidiary Nuffield Foundation grant)

Crimson Rain, Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 1991 (poems)

Twelve Years of Commonwealth Diplomatic History: Commonwealth Summit Meetings 1979-1991, Lampeter & Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 1992 (collected scholarly essays) (Nuffield Foundation grant)

(ed. with Vivienne Jabri) Mediation in Southern Africa, London: Macmillan, 1993 (US Institute of Peace grant)

(ed. With Andrew J. Williams) Renegade States: The Evolution of Revolutionary Foreign Policy, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994

Towards A Multicultural Roshamon Paradigm in International Relations, Tampere: Tampere Peace Research Institute, 1996 (collected scholarly essays)

(with Moises Venancio) Portuguese Diplomacy in Southern Africa 1974-1994, Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 1996 (scholarship)

(ed. with Jarrod Wiener) Theorising in International Relations: Contemporary Theorists and their Critics, Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 1997 (collected student dissertations)

(with Moises Venancio) War and Peace in Mozambique, London: Macmillan, 1998 (scholarship)

(ed. with Jarrod Wiener) Twentieth Century International History, London: I.B. Tauris, 1999

Zambia and the Decline of Kaunda 1984-1998 (ed. Craig Clancy), Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 2000 (collected scholarly essays)

(with Roland Bleiker, Peter Mandaville, et al.) The Zen of International Relations, London: Macmillan/Palgrave, 2001 (scholarship)

Composing Africa: Civil Society and its Discontents, Tampere: Tampere Peace Research Institute, 2002 (scholarship)

Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence, London: I.B. Tauris, 2002;

and Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003 (scholarship)

Out of Evil: New International Politics and Old Doctrines of War, London: I.B. Tauris, 2004;

and Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005 (public scholarship);

Italian edition published as Fuori dal Male: Nuove politiche internazionali e vecchie doctrine di guerra, Turin: Einaudi, 2005

Citizen of Africa: Conversations with Morgan Tsvangirai (2005), a 106 page work of public scholarship and commentary based on original interviews with the leader of the Zimbabwean opposition; this was published as a samizdat edition two weeks before the March 2005 parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe, financed by sympathetic diplomatic sources, and distributed by the opposition party to visiting election observers. The book was also used as a test-case as to the extent of scholarly freedom still extant in Zimbabwe, as the author (clearly named in the samizdat edition) visibly attended the elections.

Hardback pirate US edition (with ISBN) Paolo Aalto, CA: Academica Press, 2006.

(ed. with Cerwyn Moore) Theories of International Relations, Volumes I – IV, London: Sage, 2006 (reference work)

Vol I Approaches to International Relations: Realism
Vol II Approaches to International Relations: Pluralism
Vol III Approaches to International Relations: Structuralism
VoI IV Contemporary Reflexive Approaches in International Relations

(ed. with Ranka Primorac) Zimbabwe and the Space of Silence, special issue of The Round Table, issue 384 April 2006 (public scholarship);

second enlarged edition Zimbabwe in Crisis: The International Response and the Space of Silence, London: Routledge, 2007.

Grasping Africa: A Tale of Achievement and Tragedy, London: I.B. Tauris, 2007 (public scholarship)

(ed. With Cerwyn Moore) Approaches to International Relations, Volumes I-IV,
London: Sage, 2009 (reference work)

Vol I Traditional Approaches to International Relations: History, Debates and Issues
Vol II Critical Approaches to International Relations: Themes and Theories
Vol III Radical Approaches to International Relations: Interdisciplinary Theories
Vol IV Non-Western Approaches to International Relations

The End of Certainty: Towards a New Internationalism, London: Zed, 2009 (public scholarship), UK hardback edition
And New York: Zed, 2009, US paperback edition.
Second expanded edition in paperback, London and New York, June 2010
Arabic translation, Cairo, May 2010.

Citizen of Zimbabwe, Harare: Weaver Press, 2010
Second expanded version of Citizen of Africa, 2005 and 2006 (above), authorised and public edition.

(ed. With Ranka Primorac) The Space of Many Voices: Zimbabwe Since the Unity Government, special issue of The Round Table, 99:411, December 2010 (public scholarship)
Second expanded edition, Zimbabwe since the Unity Government, Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.

Southern Africa: Old Treacheries and New Deceits, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, forthcoming 2011 (public scholarship)

(ed.) The Morality of China in Africa: The Middle Kingdom and the Dark Continent, London: Zed, 2013 (public scholarship)

Recent critical opinions:

For The Zen of International Relations
It is a wonderfully stimulating collection of essays, woven around the idea of critique… But the editors have designed the book like a giant koan, to trip “us” out of our complacency; a flash or momentary insight. According to Chan, provocation is the methodology of aphorism, but it is also the method of Zen, and that is the very deliberate effect of this book. (Christopher S. Jones in a review article in Global Society)

For Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence
Chan’s book is a commendable piece of scholarship and it fills important gaps… by addressing Mugabe’s international credentials and by providing a more scholarly and balanced approach to his public career. (Roy E. Brownell II in a review article in the Journal of Southern African Studies)

A mini-masterpiece (Glasgow Herald)

A full spectrum picture… a portrait so troubling that the reader constantly wonders at Mugabe’s sanity while simultaneously marvelling at his tactical genius. (Seattle Times)

For Out of Evil
It is too much to hope that those who make policy in slogans would read Professor Chan’s intelligent book, with its wide range of cultural and historical references, and ponder that perhaps they have misunderstood some profound truths of our world. (Victoria Brittain, prize-winning Guardian journalist)

A pithy, subtle, spirited and widely resourced critique of an American foreign and security policy in which war against “evil” seems to have replaced the struggle for political objectives. (Sir Harold Walker, sometime HM Ambassador to Iraq)

This book makes an outstanding contribution towards a better understanding of how international politics works in the contemporary world. (Professor Wm. Roger Louis FBA, Harry Ransom Chair, University of Texas at Austin)

Stephen Chan has penned an oddly entertaining, hugely stimulating and timely treatise with an academic reach that leaves the reader in thrall of his scholarship. (Sajid Rizvi, The Middle East in London)

It is an exemplar of controlled and efficient polemic, broad brush strokes applied with a precise touch… In places the writing is not only lyrical but also informative in an aphoristic style that used to get you a Fellowship at All Souls, even darkly amusing. The implications for the study of international relations are profound. (Andrew Williams in The Round Table)

(An) accessible (and) important contribution to the debates on some of the most significant events of our times… the relevance of Out of Evil is extremely impressive. (Toh Ee Loong in Pointer: Journal of the Singapore Armed Forces)

It is not often that one is invited to review brilliant books… He is devastating in his analysis of Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations, Francis Fukuyama’s End of History, and Robert Kagan’s Of Paradise and Power… (his argument) is elegantly – and alarmingly – spelled out… attractive in both the literary and historical sense. (J. David Singer in The International History Review)

What Chan has put before us is an immensely important argument. (Jacinta O’Hagan in Borderlands)

For Citizen of Africa
A natural sequel to Chan’s earlier biography of Mugabe… An intimate, insightful and gripping account… This portrait is all the more compelling and poignant for the assaults the MDC and its leader have endured since. (Jacqueline Lloyd in the Journal of Southern African Studies)

An intimate, philosophically engaged and astute series of interviews. (David Moore in the Review of African Political Economy)

For Grasping Africa
Insightful, elegant and compassionate… Should be on the bedside table of every African policymaker in the West. (William Gumede, prize-winning South African journalist)

Personal and passionate, Stephen Chan has written a powerful critique of those who think they know the answers to Africa’s problems. (Richard Dowden, prize-winning British journalist and Africanist)

Every serious student of Africa should have this book on his or her shelf. It explores Africa’s relationship with the West and offers hope for the future of this complex continent while attempting to explain some of the reasons for its failure, despite enormous natural resources and massive inflows of aid from the West for many decades. The book is an objective, insightful and yet sympathetic critique of our troubled continent… a well written, excellently researched book. (Wilf Mbanga in The Round Table)

This is a bold book – a strongly felt, intensely personal book… a stimulus to thought, or a provocation. (Alex Danchev in the Times Higher Education Supplement)

A light, deft touch… Concise, witty, and forthright… (an) imaginative, empathetic, knowledgeable view. (Lizzy Attree in African Affairs)

For The End of Certainty
This is a gloriously ambitious book. The great scholar Stephen Chan sought to write an intellectual essay which would read like a magical realist novel and succeeds. He wanted to speak about complex things with imagination, drawing upon literature, music, history, philosophy and psychoanalysis. He wanted to take us on a journey across continents so that we might challenge the political orthodoxies of our times, which insist with certainty that the values to be championed in a conflicted world are those of the West. The project has produced a book light in touch but displaying extraordinary erudition, which unveils the riches and illuminating perspectives of other cultures and which shows us that there are other ways of creating a better world. Forget Francis Fukuyama and Samuel Huntington. Stephen Chan is the public intellectual with his finger on the global pulse. (Baroness Helena Kennedy)

Stephen Chan was advised not to write this book. The reader would be advised to read it and even to read it again. It is a novel of true philosophy, it is philosophy through a novel, it is impressive and fascinating. It is about thought, commitment and love. The point is not to agree or not with Chan but to embark with him on his journey, from certainty to compassion, and to try, with humility and dignity, to find and to give some meaning to our common humanity. This important book is like a circle crossed by woven threads, it is a window to the world as much as a mirror to the self. Profound and refreshing. (Tariq Ramadan)

This is a strikingly original disquisition on international politics, deploying all the cultural, aesthetic, and technological resources of our age to revisit the most important questions of human co-existence. Chan has had the courage to subvert standard scholarly approaches to show that the very framework within which academics operate is itself an impediment to the leap of imagination required to meet the demands of our sublimely chaotic world. The End of Certainty is a bracing riposte to the West’s intellectual, political and cultural conceit…(and) is a tough minded but elegantly written plea for a new way of thinking politically that is rooted in our common history. (Patrick Chabal)

I found this book something closer to a long and rather splendid dinner with Stephen Chan: a ten-course tasting menu from a three-star Michelin restaurant specialising in global cultural history. (David Goldblatt in The Independent)

Chan has written a beautifully digressive plea for pluralism. (Steven Poole in The Guardian, 11 July 2009)

Stephen Chan’s fascinating and energetic The End of Certainty, in which the field of international relations is given an overdue shake-up by an author unusually conversant with a wide range of literature. (Steven Poole’s ‘Non-Fiction Wish List for Christmas’, in The Guardian, 12 December 2009)

If there is a book written with a broader scope than Stephen Chan’s The End of Certainty I have yet to read it. (Matt Genner, Book of the Month in the London Progressive Journal, 19-25 June 2009)

Stephen Chan tried to do the unthinkable. (Best of 2009, in The Africa Report, December 2009)

Admirable and accomplished. (The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine)

For Southern Africa: Old Treacheries and New Deceits
If there is any book that ‘explains’ the tumultuous recent history of southern Africa, this is surely it. (Michael Holman, former Africa editor of the Financial Times)

This is a minor masterpiece of current political analysis. (Paul Moorcraft in the RUSI Journal)

An important contribution to an understanding of the region’s history. (North South)

It is fantastic… in a superb intellectual fashion. (Zviyazviya in New Zimbabwean)

A book that is as hard to put down as it is challenging and fascinating. (Andrew Dodgshon in Tribune)

Such an unbiased and informative account is rare but Chan’s (book) manages to weave a colourful and intellectually honest tapestry of detailed description and analysis. (Astrid Wood in African Affairs)

Detailed and morally nuanced. (Publishers Weekly)

Essential reading… written with his compelling combination of sharp analysis and eyewitness observation… without obvious partisanship that alone sets Chan’s book above so many other works. (Patrick Smith in The Africa Report)

An always readable account… (with an) eye for telling details. (Nicolas Van De Walle in Foreign Affairs)

A combination of academic expertise and journalistic trekking… he sprinkles his book with anecdotes and gossip that make this account far livelier than the average university press regional study. (James Kirchick in The New Republic)

An enormously readable account… riveting and an eye-opener. (Shaun de Waal in Mail & Guardian South Africa)

Required reading. (Theresa Mallinson in Daily Maverick South Africa)

His literary flair and taste for the anecdotal make it a gripping read. (Daily News Zimbabwe)

In a year of good books about Africa, if I have to choose one to recommend, I would go with Stephen Chan’s. (Derek Catsam in Foreign Policy Association Foreign Policy Blog Network)

History and humanity interact vividly… insightful and incisive. (J.P. Smaldone in Choice)

A refreshingly different perspective on the critical dynamic between the two countries’ leaderships, and (does) much to dispel the myths… Chan himself is of course an incomparable observer of the twists and turns of Zimbabwean politics. (Sue Onslow in International Affairs)

He succeeds admirably. (Antoinette Handley in Focus South Africa)

A superb guide to an area of Africa that observers find very complex. (Stephen Agyepong, Africa Today)

For The Morality of China in Africa
A welcome contrast. (Alex Vines)

Richly nuanced…burnished prose. (Deborah Brautigam)

With brevity and a lot of elegance. (Kerry Brown in Asian Review of Books)

A great book for those with open minds and willingness to hear a different tone. (Connie Zheng in Asia Pacific Business Review)

Nuance and frankness permeate this collection of essays. (Claire Provost in The Guardian).
One of Seven Guardian Christmas books of the year on Development issues.


Key to entries:
A Books
B Refereed full-length journal articles and book chapters
C Shorter articles
D Reviews
E Print and electronic journalism
F. Literary and other creative work

2003a. Robert Mugabe: A life of Power and Violence, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2003b. ‘Reliving the Boxer Uprising; or, the Restricted Meaning of Civilisation’, in Peter Mandaville and Andrew Williams (eds.), Meaning and International Relations, London: Routledge.

2003c. ‘The Performativity of Death: Yukio Mishima and a Fusion for International Relations’, Borderlands, 2:2,

2003d. ‘A New Triptych for International Relations in the 21st Century: Beyond Waltz and Beyond Lacan’s Antigone, with a Note on the Falun Gong of China’, Global Society, 17:2.

2003e. ‘A problem for IR: How Shall we Narrate the Saga of Bestial Man?’, Global Society, 17:4.

2003f. ‘Zambia: scaling back the rot’, New Zealand International Review, XXVIII:2.

2003g. ‘Zimbabwe: Land and Starvation’, The World Today, 59:3.

2003h. ‘Mugabe: Right and Wrong’, African Affairs, 102.

2003i. Edwin G. Pulleyblank, Central Asia and Non-Chinese Peoples of Ancient China, in Central Eurasian Studies Review, 2:1.


2004a. Out of Evil: New International Politics and Old Doctrines of War, London: I.B. Tauris.

2004b. (with Ranka Primorac) ‘The Imagination of Land and the Reality of Seizure: Zimbabwe and Complex Reinvention’, Columbia University Journal of International Affairs, 57:2.

2004c. ‘Abuja and After: The Case for Change in the Commonwealth Secretariat’, The Round Table, 374.

2004d. ‘Evil and its Discontents: a 21st Century Bestiary’, Nth Position Online Magazine,

2004e. Peter Wilson, The International Thought of Leonard Woolf, in The Round Table, 377.


2005a. Out of Evil: New International Politics and Old Doctrines of War,
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2005b. Fuori dal Male: Nuove politiche internazionali e vecchie doctrine di Guerra, Turin: Einaudi.

2005c. Citizen of Africa: Conversations with Morgan Tsvangirai, Harare: samizdat (underground) edition prepared for the March 2005 Zimbabwean parliamentary elections.

2005d. ‘Trauma and the Idea of Unreconciled Citizenship in Zimbabwe:
The novels of Vera and Kanengoni’, Third World Quarterly, 26:2.

2005e. ‘An Ornithology of Secretaries-General: The Commonwealth and
Its Leadership’, The Round Table, 380.

2005f. ‘The Old Fox Eludes the Hunt’, The World Today, 61:4, April.

2005g. ‘Endgame or Gambit in Zimbabwe’, Contemporary Review, 287:1674.

2005h. (with Ranka Primorac) ‘Angus Shaw’, in

2005i. David Harold-Barry (ed), Zimbabwe: The Past is the Future, in British Zimbabwe Society Newsletter, May.

2005j. Thandika Mkandawire (ed), African Intellectuals: Rethinking Politics, Language, Gender and Development, in African Research and Documentation, 99.

2005k. ‘A Commonwealth of the Margins’ syndicated feature appearing in a variety of Third World newspapers, e.g. Zimbabwe Independent, 18 March.

2005l. (Interview) ‘Will the sun set on the Commonwealth?’, Sunday Tribune(Sarawak), 6 March.

2005m. (Interview) ‘There’s too much short-term thinking in Africa’, Sunday Post (Lusaka), 10 April.

2005n. (with Ranka Primorac) ‘Yvonne Vera: Writer and Critic of the Mugabe Regime’ (obituary), The Independent (London), 15 April.

2005o. ‘Zimbabwe’s elections: An Objective Account’, syndicated feature appearing in a variety of Third World newspapers, e.g. Saturday Post (Lusaka), 16 April.

2005p. ‘What does Europe Want to Do with Africa?’, syndicated feature appearing in a variety of Third World and other newspapers, e.g. Kathorus Mail (South Africa), June; Finn (Com) Daily Record (Falklands), 1 June.

2005q. ‘Letter from London: Africa and the Bombs’, syndicated feature appearing in a variety of Third World and other newspapers, e.g. The Post (Lusaka) 13 July; The Zimbabwean (London), 22-28 July.

2005r. ‘Bloomsbury and the Bombs’, The Times Higher (London), 15 July.
‘Bloomsbury i bombe’, Le Monde Diplomatique (Croatian edition), August.

2005s. ‘Iran and Nuclear Apartheid’, syndicated feature appearing in a variety of Third World newspapers, e.g. The Sunday Mail (Malaysia), no record kept of date.

2005t. ‘Letter from Ephesus: A Lesson in Multicultural Tolerance’, syndicated feature, but no record was kept of its newspapers of publication.


(ed) with Cerwyn Moore, Theories of International Relations, London: Sage.
2006a. Volume I, Approaches to International Relations: Realism.
2006b. Volume II, Approaches to International Relations: Pluralism.
2006c. Volume III, Approaches to International Relations: Structuralism.
2006d. Volume IV, Contemporary Reflexive Approaches in International Relations.

2006e-h. including (with Cerwyn Moore) Introductions to each volume.

2006i. including ‘A New Triptych for International Relations in the 21st Century’ (republication of 2003d, above) in 2006d, above.

2006j. Citizen of Africa: Conversations with Morgan Tsvangirai, Paolo Alto:
Academica Press (this was a pirated edition).

2006k. (ed. with Ranka Primorac) Zimbabwe and the Space of Silence, special issue of The Round Table, Issue 384, April.

2006l. (with Ranka Primorac), ‘Introduction: Zimbabwe and the Space of Silence.

2006m. (with Hasu Patel), ‘Zimbabwe’s Foreign Policy: A Conversation’.

2006n. ‘Mugabe’s Last Gasp’, Prospect, June.

2006o. ‘Scramble for Africa’, Prospect, September.

2006p. (with Ranka Primorac) ‘African Art in Paris’, The Zimbabwean, 17-23 August.

2006q. (Interview) ‘A new Colonialism? Theory and Substance and Cold War Thinking’, Globe Weekly (Beijing), 29 October.

There follow syndicated newspaper articles intended for Third World outlets of which no publication records were kept.

2006r. ‘Letter from Zagreb’.

2006s. ‘The Wagon-Train of Tony Blair: The British Cabinet Reshuffle of May 2006.

2006t. ‘Twelve reasons why the Israeli invasion of Lebanon is wrong.

Letters to newspapers

2006u. On the persecution of the Bahai in Iran, The Times Higher, 30 May.

2006v. Against the renewal of Trident, The Guardian, 27 November.


2007a. Grasping Africa: A Tale of Achievement and Tragedy, London: I.B. Tauris.

2007b. (ed. with Ranka Primorac) Zimbabwe in Crisis: The International Response and the Space of Silence, London: Routledge (second, enlarged edition of 2006j, above).

2007c. ‘Fanon: The Octogenarian of International Revenge, and the Suicide Bomber of Today’, Cooperation and Conflict, 42:2.

2007d. ‘Canaan Banana’, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press (electronic edition:

2007e. ‘A Day in Iranian Diplomacy’, New Zealand International Review, XXXII:2.

2007f. ‘Nietzsche in Harare’, Prospect, May.

2007g. ‘Robert Gabriel Mugabe’, in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.

2007h. ‘The SOAS of the Turbulent World’, in Catrine Clay (ed.), SOAS: A Celebration in Many Voices, London: Third Millennium.

2007i. ‘Foreword’, to Michael John Kidd, Beyond the Breakwater, Auckland: Ohlah.

2007j. ‘Back to the Future’, in Gugulethu Moyo and Mark Ashurst (eds.), The Day After Mugabe: Prospects for Change in Zimbabwe, London: Africa Research Institute (revised version of 2007r, below).

2007k. ‘Breakthrough in Harare’, Prospect, November.

2007l. Reinhard Sander and Bernth Lindfors (eds), Ngugi wa Thiongo Speaks,
in African Research and Documentation, Issue 102.

2007m. Xolela Mangcu (ed), The Meaning of Mandela: A Literary and Intellectual Celebration, in African Research and Documentation, Issue 103.

2007n. Palestine Film Festival, in The Middle East in London, 4:1, June.

2007o. ‘The Big Question’, opinion-piece in Prospect, 21 February.

2007p. ‘Farewell Robert Mugabe’, , 20 March.

2007q. ‘Go Hang! But is the Dictator Himself Hamstrung?’, text on 3 April.

2007r. ‘Back to the Future – a new Zimbabwe’, web version for Mail & Guardian in South Africa on , 12 April, and print version in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 13 April.

2007s. ‘A new, humble Zimbabwe’, ditto, web and print, 19 April.

2007t. ‘In Search of British Values’, opinion-piece in Prospect, October.

2007u. ‘Zimbabwe watcher set for Mugabe’s end’, interview-article in the New Zealand Herald, 27 October.

2007v. ‘O Zimbabwe’, interview-article in the New Zealand Listener, 3-9 November.

2007w. ‘Monkey’s Biographer writes from Beijing’, Nth Position Online Magazine, October,

2007x. ‘The Negotiator’s Letter from Beijing’, Nth Position Online Magazine, November.

2007y. ‘Letters from Washington’, Nth Position Online Magazine, November.

2007z. ‘The South African Storm Season and Zimbabwe’, Nth Position Online Magazine, December.


2008a. ‘Encountering the Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer’, Contemporary Review, 290:1688.

2008b. ‘Ten Caveats and One Sunrise in Our Contemplation of China and Africa’, in Chris Alden, Daniel Large and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira (eds), China Returns to Africa: A Rising Power and Continent Embrace, London: Hurst.

2008c. ‘After the Order to Civilization: Weightless International Relations and the Burden of Unreduced Responsibility’, Interventions, 10:2.

2008d.(Chinese version, with Cao Qing, ‘After the Civilisation Orders: International Cultural Relations in the Third World Perspective’, World Economics and Politics [Shanghai], July, Issue 7.)

2008e. ‘Profile: Robert Mugabe – President of Zimbabwe’, The Africa Report, No.9, January-March.

2008f. ‘Naiveties and Africa: The case of Sudan’, in Paul Moorcraft (ed), Symposium on Chinese-Sudanese Relations, London: Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis.

2008g. ‘African Soldiers: seven types of ethical emotion’, New Zealand International Review, XXXIII:4.

2008h. ‘The Tragedy of Tsvangirai’, Prospect, August.

Republished in, 1 August.

Republished as ‘MDC Handed Zanu PF Victory’ Zimbabwe Independent, 7 August

Republished in the Australian Financial Review, 22 August.

2008i. ‘What is this thing called the decline of the west?’ eInternational
Relations, 18 August.

2008j. ‘Morgan Tsvangirai: Prime Minister-designate of Zimbabwe’, The Africa Report, No.14, December-January.

2008k. Ian Taylor, China and Africa: Engagement and Compromise, in African Affairs, 107:427.

2008l. Vivienne Jabri, War and the transformation of global politics, in International Affairs, 84:5.

2008m.Amartya Sen, Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny, in The Round Table, 399.

2008n. Contribution to ‘The Cultural Year 2007’, Prospect, January 2007. Unedited version on

2008o. ‘Throwdown in Polokwane’, Prospect, Issue 142, January 2008, website edition only:

2008p. ‘The Travelling Travails of Gordon Brown’ First Drafts – The Prospect Magazine Blog (Foreign Affairs category) (accessed through the Prospect-Magazine website), 16 January.

2008q. ‘Taking on the Lion King’, New Statesman web edition, 11 February, on ,

2008r. ‘Darfur and the Olympics’, New Statesman web edition, 18 February, on

2008s. ‘Zimbabwe’s tense countdown’, New Statesman web edition, 3 February, on

2008t. ‘Exit Mugabe’, Prospect web edition, 3 April with an update 4 April on

2008u. ‘Mbeki’s failure over Zimbabwe’, New Statesman web edition, 23 April on

2008v. ‘Mugabe’s last stand’, New Zealand Listener, 26 April, also on

2008w. ‘The big steal in Zimbabwe’, Nth Position, May, on

2008x. ‘Challenging lessons’, comment for ‘1968: liberty or its illusion? 4’, on the Prospect Magazine website, May.

2008y. ‘Dispatches from Zimbabwe’, July, on

2008z. ‘Levy Mwanawasa’ (obituary), The Guardian, 20 August.

2008aa ‘Zimbabwe’s unholy alliance’, 20 August, on

2008bb ‘Croatia has moved on from its fascist past’, The Guardian, 18 September.

2008cc ‘A New Game for Zimbabwe’, in
with summary, ‘A Slow Fade in Zimbabwe’, in Prospect, October.

2008dd’Shared space where God meets the Devil’ (interview), Sunday Mail (Nicosia), 9 November.

2008ee Contribution to ‘How should we rate 2008?’, Prospect web edition,

2008ff’Education is a Human Right’, signatory with Lord Parekh et al, letter to the Times, 10 December.

2008gg. ‘The Battle for Libya’,;og-the-battle-for-libya/

2008hh ‘The Prodigal Returns: A Sino-European Africanist Contemplates New Zealand’ (memoir), on

2008ii ‘A Little Scene in Zagreb’ (novella), Nth Position, June, on

2008jj ‘A Little Assassination Down South’ (fiction), Nth Position, July on


(ed. With Cerwyn Moore) Approaches to International Relations, London: Sage
2009a. Volume I Traditional Approaches to International Relations: History, Debates and Issues
2009b. Volume II Critical Approaches to International Relations: Themes and Theories
2009c. Volume III Radical Approaches to International Relations: Interdisciplinary Theories
2009d. Volume IV Non-Western Approaches to International Relations

2009e. Including (with Cerwyn Moore) ‘Editors’ Introduction: Approaches to International Relations: The State of the Art and the Future of the Art’, in 2009a, above.

2009f. Including ‘A Story Beyond Telos: Redeeming the Shield of Achilles for a Realism of Rights in IR’, in 2009d, above: republication from 1999.

2009g. The End of Certainty: Towards a New Internationalism, London: Zed (hardback), and New York: Zed (paperback).

2009h. ‘A World of Racisms, Reversals and Resurgence’, Nth Position,

2009i. ‘The End of Certainty’ (how the book came to be written), Nth Position,

2009j. ‘Towards a new internationalism’, (Financial Times) This is Africa,

2009k. ‘A Chinese Political Sociology in Our Times’, International Political Sociology, 3:3.

2009l. ‘Chabal’s Sweeping Bon Sequitur’, Critical African Studies, 2,

2009m. ‘Zimbabwe: is there unity, disunity or a workable facade of unity?’ Social Dynamics, 35:2.

2009n. ‘Africa in the World: Changes in the World Order’, The Africa Report, 20, December.

2009o. ‘Morgan Tsvangirai: no Mandela’, on

2009p. ‘South Africa’s elections: the last stand of the ANC’s old guard?’, stand-for the-ancs-old-guard/

2009q. ‘South Africa’s elections: the rats desert Mbeki’s sinking ship’, rats-desert-mbeki’s-sinking-ship

2009r. ‘Election day in Kliptown, Soweto’,

2009s. ‘Why COPE can’t cope: disillsuionment and cynicism in South Africa’,

2009t. ‘South Africa: finding the parties of the future’, parties-of-the-future/

2009u. ‘Final Post from South Africa:Zuma’s next move’,

2009v. ‘The big questions can’t be answered with soundbites’, Sunday Independent (Johannesburg), 26 April.

2009w. ‘I was blessed by a rough upbringing’ (interview), Guardian Weekly, 24 June,

2009x. ‘In the Shadow of Commonwealth Excess’, in the Comment is Free section of the online edition of The Guardian,

2009y. ‘The End of Certainty’, London Progressive Journal,

2009z. Dance (screening of pre-recorded dance [filmed by Cathy Quilligan and edited by Channing Walton] and performance of live dance): Merging Hard and Soft: Ancient Arts of War and Restraint at Collaging IR 2 curated by Christine Sylvester for the 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New York, 17 February.

2009aa ‘Bonded for the future’ (novella), Nth Position, March


2010a. Citizen of Zimbabwe, Harare: Weaver Press, authorised and public expanded second edition of 2005c and 2006j, above.

2010b. The End of Certainty, London and New York: Zed (June 2010), second expanded edition of 2009g, above; in paperback.

2010c. Arabic translation, Cairo: The Egypt Council.

2010d. (ed. With Ranka Primorac) Zimbabwe and the Space of Many Voices – Zimbabwe since the Unity Government, special issue of The Round Table, Vol.99 No.411,


e. (With Ranka Primorac) ‘Introduction: The Space of Many Voices – Zimbabwe since the Unity Government’

f. (With Ranka Primorac) ‘Postscript: Making Do in Hybrid House’.


2010fg. ‘Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag’, in Cerwyn Moore and Chris Farrands (eds.), International Relations Theory and Philosophy, London: Routledge.

2010h. ‘The Pain of Susan Sontag’, Global Society, 24:3.

2010i. ‘Alternative Institutional Arrangements for Human Development’, Development, 53:1.

2010j. ‘The Bitterness of the Islamic Hero in Three Recent Western Works of Fiction’, Third World Quarterly, 31:5.

2010l. ‘Africa and Chinese Relations: A Future View’, Focus, 58, September.

2010m. Patrick Hayden (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics in International Relations, in The Round Table, 99:407.

2010n. Edward Miguel, Africa’s Turn, in African Affairs, 109:435.

2010o. ‘In the Mood for Love? China and MENA go dating for posterity’ (interview), Arab Banker, XXII:2.

2010p. ‘The last 30 years of Zimbabwe’, Global, 2, March.

2010q ‘The Stirrings of a New Nation in South Sudan’, Nth Position, 10 June.

2010r. ‘Zuma’s people’, Prospect,

2010s. ‘Africa needs educated, honest leaders’ (interview), The Afronews, July-August, and on internet site, 9 July,

2010t. ‘Africa – Continental Drift’, SOAS World, 36, Autumn.

2010u. ‘When absolute evil meets absurd courage’, The Observer, 28 November.

2010v. ‘A Parliament of Birds in South Sudan’, Nth Position, 10 June.



2011a. Southern Africa: Old Treacheries and New Deceits, London and New Haven: Yale University Press (hard cover and soft cover).

2011b. South African edition – Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball.

2011c. ‘Accidental Scholarship and the Myth of Objectivity’, in Naeem Inayatullah (ed.), Autobiographical International Relations, I, IR, London: Routledge.

2011d. ‘Conclusion: Mediating the Mediation with Difference’, in Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker (eds.), Mediating across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

2011e. ‘On the Uselessness of New Wars Theory’, in Christine Sylvester (ed.), Experiencing War, Abingdon: Routledge.

2011f. ‘The Oriental Martial Arts as Hybrid Totems, Together with Orientalized Avatars’, in D.S. Farrer and John Whalen-Bridge (eds.), Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge: Asian Traditions in a Trans-National World, New York: SUNY Press.

2011g. (with Ranka Primorac), ‘The Exile’s Spirit of Bravado: Lewis Nkosi (1936-2010)’, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 46:1.

2011h. ‘Ownership, Transient Rights, Spiritual Source, Nostalgia: Land and its discontents’, Development,

2011i. (with Robert Kabushenga and Houdac) ‘Watered Down Democracy’, BBC Focus on Africa, June.

2011j. Paul Moorcraft, Inside the Danger Zones: Travels to Arresting Places, in The Round Table, 100:413, April.

2011k. Kwame Anthony Appiah, How Moral Revolutions Happen, in The Round Table, 100:414, June.

2011l. Morgan Tsvangirai, At the Deep End, in Think Africa Press, 2 December,

2011m. ‘International Views of Zimbabwe’, Solidarity Peace Trust, January
Republished as ‘Changing International Views on Zimbabwe’, New Zimbabwe.Com,
24 January

2011n. (Contributor to) ‘Experts Weekly: The Egyptian Protests’, Think Africa Press, -protests 11 February

2011o. (Contributor) ‘Experts Weekly: Refugees from and Possible Military Intervention in Libya and the Ivory Coast’, Think Africa Press, ditto-refugees-and-possible-military-intervention-libya-and-ivory-coast 7 March.

2011p. (Contributor) ‘Experts Weekly: Human Rights in Tunisia and Egypt’, Think Africa Press,
And following on in an omnibus entry; all ‘Experts Weekly’ in Think Africa Press:

q. ‘Julius Malema’, 27 April.
r. ‘Africa’s Next Chapter’, 4 May.
s. ‘Kartoum without Juba’, 18 July.

2011t. ‘Publishing Pipe Dreams in Ponsonby’, New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre,
5 March.

2011u. (Co-signatory of letter) ‘Stand up for Iranian Bahais ‘ right to a higher education’, Guardian,11 June.

5 interviews in South Africa
2011v. ‘Complex chemistry of Africa’, Mail & Guardian, 19-25 August.
2011w. ‘A conversation about southern Africa with Stephen Chan’, Daily Maverick, 30 August.
2011x. ‘Malema “touches a chord, but a disaster for SA’, Saturday Star, 30 August.
2011y. ‘Mujuru’s death blow to Zanu PF’, Daily News, 27 August.
2011z. ‘Zim must accept Libyan TNC’, Daily News, 1 September.

2011aa ‘Solomon Mujuru’ (obituary), The Guardian, 12 September.

2011bb Featured interviewee in Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge, premiere screening, Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton, London, 7 May.


2012a. Zimbabwe since the Unity Government (ed. With Ranka Primorac, second edition of 2010d), Abingdon: Routledge.

2012b. Mercy and the Structures of the World, Bonn: German Development Institute.

2012c. ‘Many countries are going through the protocol of holding an election’,, 5 January (interview by Eleanor Whitehead).

2012d. ‘Jan 14 One Year On’ (Experts Weekly), Think Africa Press, 19 January.

2012e. ‘Mugabe: How Much Longer?’, e-IR, 19 January.

2012f. ‘Bingu wa Mutharika (obituary)’, The Guardian, 9 April.

2012g. ‘ICC – Bensouda takes office’, Think Africa Press,, 21 June 2012.

2012h. ‘The Sanctions of No Sanctions’, e-IR,

2012i. ‘Meles Zenawi (obituary)’, The Guardian, 23 August.

2012j. (Debate with Firoze Manji), ‘Is China good for Africa?’, New Internationalist, October.

2012k. ‘The Legend of Sursum Antigone and Under Tao One’, Nth Position, 12 August,


2013 a. The Morality of China in Africa: The Middle Kingdom and the Dark Continent, London: Zed
2013b. ‘Preface’
2013c. ‘The Middle Kingdom and the Dark Continent: an essay on China, Africa and many fault lines’.
2013d. ‘Afterword: the future of China and Africa’.

2013e. ‘Trauma, Dislocation, and Lived Fear in the Postsecular World: Towards A First Methodological Checklist’, Culture and Dialogue, 3:1.

2013f. ‘Presidentialism and Vice Presidentialism in a Commonwealth Country: A Cameo in Zambia,
The Round Table, 102:5.

2013g. ‘China in Africa – Investment, Integration and Culture Clash’, in Views from the Continent, London: Sovereign Investor Institute.

2013h. Greg Mills & Jeffrey Herbst, Africa’s Third Liberation, in The Round Table, 102:1.

2013i. Guy Martin, African Political Thought in The Round Table, 102:2.

2013j. Stig Jarle Hansen, Al-Shabaab in Somalia, in The Round Table, 102:4.

2013k. Dane Kennedy, The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia, in Australasian Review of African Studies, 34:2.

2013l. 20 January.

2013m. (Interview) ‘The Chinese Connection: Scholar says China understands the continent’s need for development better’, China Daily, 22-28 February.

2013n. ‘Zimbabwe votes on new constitution’,

‘Zim Constitution is something small to celebrate’, Mail & Guardian, 15-21 March.

2013o. ‘How China is educating Africa – and what it means for the west’,

‘What now for Zimbabwe?’, 9 August.

2013q. ‘ORT: not the gateway to Africa anyone wants’.
29 August.

2013r. ‘Zimbabwe: Reading between the lines’, The Africa Report, No.54, October.

2013s. ‘China and Europe in Africa: Like a Jaguar racing a Ford Fiesta’, Government Gazette, .October.

2013t. ‘Voice of Reason’ (interview with Zeinab Badawi), SOAS World, 38.

2013u. ‘The Year 2064 – An Afrocentric Future’, The Africa Report, No.56, December.

2013v. ‘Livingstone’s Land’,


2014. ‘Trauma and Dislocation in the Postsecular World: Religious Fervor and the Problem of Methodology’, in Luca Mavelli & Fabio Petito (eds), Towards a Postsecular International Politics: New Forms of Community, Identity, and Power, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 49-64.

2014 ‘Untruthful Mandarins and Mandarins of Truth’, Focus: the Journal of the Helen Suzman Foundation, 72, April.

2014. ‘Can there be mercy without the merciful? A meditation on Martha Nussbaum’, Third World Quarterly, 35:9.

2014. ‘The Limits of Guilt and Correctness: The Postcolonial Metropole and Postcolonial Literature’.
European Review of International Studies, 1:3.

2014. ‘Foreword’ for Sunju Park-Kang, Fictional International Relations: Gender, pain and truth, Abingdon: Routledge.

2014. ‘Foreword: Kata as Historical Emanation’ for Dave Hague and Dave Hook, Kata Bunkai:Combat Analysis of Kata, Nottingham: GVK.

2014. David Caute, Isaac & Isaiah: The Covert Punishment of a Cold War heretic, in Focus, 73, August.

2014 ‘The Chinese Connection’ (reprint as one of the articles of 2013), China Daily, 17 January,

2014 ‘ African Union Falls Behind the Times as Regional Conflicts Rage‘, 5 February,

2014 ‘While Mugabe cleans house, Zuma repeats old mistakes’, 11 April.

2014. ‘Stepping stones, quagmires and capacity’, The Africa Report, No. 59, April.

2014. ‘Longevity and bling in the court of King Mugabe, The Conversation,
28 April.

2014. (Signatory among 36 others) Letter to the Guardian on the legality of cross-border aid to Syria, even without Syrian Government approval, 29 April.

2014. ‘Modelling the future ANC’, The Africa Report, No.60, May.

2014. ‘Leaving History Behind in South Africa’, International New York Times, 12 May.

2014. ‘’ANC’s landslide victory won’t shield it from forces of change’, The Conversation,
12 May.

2014. ‘Beatings, embarrassments and bad luck bedevil African leaders’, The Conversation,
2 June.

2014. ‘A Victory without a Silver Bullet’, The Africa Report, 61, June.

2014. ‘African football will only improve once African nations do’,
1 July.

2014. ‘Israel’s stated aims in Gaza make no sense – and cannot secure a just future’,
25 July.

29 July.

11 August.

16 September.