Muhammad L. Dan Suleiman
PhD Candidate & Teaching Associate, University of Western Australia
Muhammad is a scholar of African politics and a security and international relations analyst, with a specialisation on West Africa and the Sahel region. He researches and provides expert analysis for think tanks and media firms such as Foreign Brief (Australia), the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (Singapore), and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He is also a research associate at the West Africa Centre for Counter Extremism (Ghana) and a co-founder of the Ghana-based environment and sustainability NGO, RFOL Foundation.
Muhammad is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on transnational movements and violent insurgencies in Western Africa at the University of Western Australia, Perth. Prior to starting doctoral studies, he completed graduate studies in Political Science and Geography (University of Ghana), and postgraduate studies in International Law (Sydney Law School) and Politics and International Relations (Macquarie University). Muhammad has professional experience in the areas of humanitarian aid, social work and international development. He has received specialised training in interfaith and intercultural dialogue, strategic leadership and intelligence as well as working in violent and complex locations. His areas of research include Transnational Threats, Human Security, Statehood and Nation building in Africa, Political Violence, Terrorism and Violent Extremism, African regional integration and International Relations.