Dr. Joseph Siegle

Director of Research

siegle_02Dr. Joseph Siegle leads the Africa Center for Strategic Studies’ research and strategic communications program with the aim of generating policy relevant analyses addressing Africa’s security challenges. His research includes understanding the role of governance in advancing security and development; the role of external actors, including Russia, in Africa; stabilizing fragile states; democratic transitions; and strengthening institutions of democratic accountability. Dr. Siegle has written widely for leading policy journals and newspapers and is a regular media analyst.

Prior to joining the Africa Center, he was a Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland’s Center for International and Security Studies, and a senior advisor for democratic governance at DAI. For more than a decade, he served in various field capacities throughout Africa as well as in Asia and the Balkans with the international NGO, World Vision, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Dr. Siegle holds a doctorate in international security and economic policy from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and a master’s in agricultural economics, with an emphasis on African food security, from Michigan State University.

Areas of Expertise

Democratization, Stabilization of Fragile States, Africa Security Trends, Russia’s influence in Africa, Security and Development, Countering Violent Extremism


Email Dr. Siegle

+1 202-685-6808

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