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John Siko

John Siko is a director of Burnham Global, a Dubai-based firm that provides training and capability development for security forces in Africa and the Middle East. John previously spent 15 years with the US diplomatic and intelligence communities, entirely focused on sub-Saharan Africa. John, who has a doctorate in African politics from the University of South Africa, is a visiting fellow at King’s College London and has previously taught classes in African politics and security at Georgetown and George Washington University in Washington DC. John is author of several academic and media articles, as well as two books: Inside South Africa’s Foreign Policy: Diplomacy in Africa from Smuts to Mbeki (2014) and co-author of African Security: An Introduction (2020).