Andrew Edward Tchie

Editor, Armed Conflict Database; Research Fellow, Conflict, Security and Development at International Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Essex

Andrew Tchie is the Editor of the IISS Armed Conflict Database (ACD) which focuses on monitoring armed conflict trends globally. He manages the ACD and provides critical analysis on conflicts, actors in conflict, peacekeeping and the use of indiscriminate violence. He also has extensive experience in providing policy recommendations for international organisations and governments. Through the ACD he focuses on understanding civil war dynamics and violence against civilians by state and non-state actors.

Before joining IISS, Andrew was a former conflict and policy adviser focusing on mixed method research in conflict. His Ph.D. thesis submitted in January 2018 at the University of Essex, explores the trends and use of indiscriminate violence during the Nepalese conflict (1996-2006) and Second South Sudanese conflict (1983-2005) and current South Sudanese conflict (2013-current).

He writes about UN peacekeeping, the protection of civilians in UN peacekeeping missions, violence against civilians and civil war dynamics. His previous work includes working with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, UNDP in Nepal and the Commonwealth Secretariat. He is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Conflict and Health at King’s College London, a visiting researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), a PhD fellow at the Michael Nicolson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation and fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Experience

  • 2013–2018
    PhD candidate, University of Essex

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Essex, MSc in Conflict Resolution
  • 2011 
    University of London, MA in Political Communications
  • 2006 
    University of Sussex, BA in Broadcast Production

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Research School on Peace (PRIO)
  • PhD Fellow at the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation
  • PhD Fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution
  • The Higher Education Academy (HEA)