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John Siko


John Siko joined Risk Advisory in 2016 as the head of African business intelligence before moving to the Government Services practice in 2017. He is a director focused on research and developing concepts. 

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 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 Inside South Africa’s Foreign Policy: Diplomacy in Africa from Smuts to Mbeki (2014) and co-author of the forthcoming African Security: An Introduction and Practitioner’s Guide (2020). 

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