Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Aning is the Head of the Department of Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana. Prior to joining the KAIPTC, he held several high-level positions with the government of Ghana, the African Union and academia. These positions are: Director, Governance Unit, Institute of Economic Affairs; Expert on Common African Defence and Security Policy and Counter-terrorism, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Ghana; Research Director, African Security Dialogue and Research, Accra, Ghana; Visiting Professor, European Peace University, Austria; Director, Institute of Economic Affairs, Governance Unit, Accra, Ghana. Dr. Aning’s rich experience in security issues has been tapped by a number of organizations including the United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), and Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) where he has held high-level leadership positions. Dr. Aning has written numerous dissertations and books, book chapters, monographs, and articles in several journals. He is currently a member of the Economic Forum’s Council on Conflict Resolution.