Dr David Zounmenou was appointed as senior researcher in the African Security Analysis Programme at the ISS Tshwane (Pretoria) office in July 2007. David is a graduate from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA-BENIN), option Diplomacy and International Relations. He joined Wits University where he completed his postgraduate studies (BA Hons, MA Cum Laude and PhD) in International Relations. His areas of interest include Foreign Policy Analysis, Contemporary Development Issues, Democracy and Good Governance, Armed Conflicts and Human Security. David tutored at Wits University and lectured at Walter Sisulu University before joining the ISS.