Brian Klaas
Brian Klaas is a Clarendon scholar at Oxford University. His research focuses on democracy building in Africa through improving elections and preventing violent conflict. He has also worked with Somali-Americans as the policy director for the campaign of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.
Africa’s Catch-22

Africa’s Catch-22

Sub-Saharan Africa: on the periphery Political violence often means that those countries that most need investment are least likely to get it By Brian Klaas Conflict in Africa can result in economic devastation that lingers on far beyond the last crack of gunfire, because aid and trade matter more to the continent’s economic growth than […]

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Glaring inequality

Glaring inequality

Africa: market-dominant minorities Though the economies of many African countries are dominated by minorities, politicians often choose to accept the benefits By Brian Klaas Between “Brexit” and Donald Trump, 2016 seems to be a year of political rewards for those who demonise minorities and disparage immigrants. And while the rhetoric has turned ugly—against Eastern Europeans, […]

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Brian Klaas
Brian Klaas is a Clarendon scholar at Oxford University. His research focuses on democracy building in Africa through improving elections and preventing violent conflict. He has also worked with Somali-Americans as the policy director for the campaign of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.
Africa’s Catch-22

Africa’s Catch-22

Sub-Saharan Africa: on the periphery Political violence often means that those countries that most need investment are least likely to get it By Brian Klaas Conflict in Africa can result in economic devastation that lingers on far beyond the last crack of gunfire,...

Glaring inequality

Glaring inequality

Africa: market-dominant minorities Though the economies of many African countries are dominated by minorities, politicians often choose to accept the benefits By Brian Klaas Between “Brexit” and Donald Trump, 2016 seems to be a year of political rewards for those who...