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John Siko


John Siko is a co-founder and director of Burnham Global. He previously worked for Risk Advisory Group, starting in 2016 as the head of African business intelligence and later moving to the Government Services practice.

Prior to this, John 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 affiliated with the UAE-based Institute for Global Security & Defence Affairs and has previously taught classes in African politics and security at Georgetown and George Washington University in Washington DC. John is author of Inside South Africa’s Foreign Policy: Diplomacy in Africa from Smuts to Mbeki (2014) and co-author of African Security: An Introduction (2020). 

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