SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Emma Birikorang

BA, French and English, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana MA, International Politics and Security Studies, University of Bradford
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Ms Emma Birikorang
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Thesis title:
Emerging regional security threats in West Africa; implications for regional security
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PhD Research

The thesis studies terrorism and drug trafficking in West Africa as emerging West African security threats, and assesses the regional and national mechanism for addressing them.


Recent Publications:

  • 2012. ‘Lessons Learned and Best Practice from a Troubled Region: ECOWAS and the Development of the ECOWAS Standby Force’ in Towards an African Peace and Security Regime; Continental Embeddedness, Transnational Linkages, Strategic Relevenance, eds. Porto, J.G., and Engel, U. Ashgate Publishing.
  • 2012. ‘Process and Mechanism for Developing an Intelligence Culture in Ghana, in Intelligence Elsewhere: Spies and Espionage Outside the Anglosphere, eds. Davies, P.H.J., and   Gustafson, K. C. Georgetown University Press. (With Kwesi Aning and Ernest Lartey).
  • 2012. ‘Integrating Gender in Peacekeeping Training: An Approach from the ECOWAS Subregion, Pambuzuka Press. (With Ecoma Alaga)


Research Fellow: Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana.