Christopher Clapham is at the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, where he has been a co-opted member since 2002. He teaches on the RVI’s Horn Course. Prior to his retirement he was editor of the Journal of Modern African Studies between 1998 and 2012, and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Lancaster. He is the author of numerous publications including War and State Formation in Ethiopia and Eritrea (2000) and Transformation and Continuity in Revolutionary Ethiopia (1998). He is the editor of the Journal of Modern African Studies.