Andrew Edward Yaw Tchie

Senior Research Fellow for Africa Security and Obasanjo Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, King's College London

Dr Andrew E. Yaw Tchie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the Obasanjo Fellow.

His research focuses on three strands; security approaches in Africa, conflict resilience and prevention in Africa, and peace operations in Africa - with the focal geographical areas being; the Horn, the Sahel, Lake Chad Basin, and the Gulf of Guinea.

Dr Tchie previously worked as a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and was the editor of the Armed Conflict Database. Whilst there, he led research and analysis on Africa and, designed and implemented a series of talks featuring senior African leaders called Africa Sessions. His research at the IISS focused on peacekeeping, the use of indiscriminate violence in conflicts, responses to conflict and approaches to conflict prevention, mitigation and state-building.

As a subject matter expert, Dr Tchie is often approached to speak on France 24, BBC and international radio stations to discuss issues on conflict. He previously worked for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan as a Civil Affairs Officer (2015-17), the UNDP in Nepal (2014-15) and the Commonwealth Secretariat (2009-10).

Dr Tchie is an Advisory Board member at the Global Terrorism Trends and Analysis Centre (GTTAC) at the George Mason University. He is also a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Conflict and Health at King’s College London and a fellow at the Michael Nicolson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation.


  • 2013–2018
    PhD candidate, University of Essex


  • 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)