Paul D. Williams is Associate Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, where he is associate director of the Security Policy Studies MA program. Dr Williams is also a Non-Resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute in New York where he manages the “Providing for Peacekeeping Project”. His research focuses on the politics of contemporary peace operations as well as warfare in Africa. His recent books include Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017 (Oxford University Press, 2018); War and Conflict in Africa (Polity, 2nd ed. 2016); Enhancing U.S. Support for Peace Operations in Africa (Council on Foreign Relations Special Report No.73, May 2015); Counter-Insurgency in Somalia: Lessons Learned from the African Union Mission in Somalia, 2007-2013 (United States Joint Special Operations University, August 2014); and ed. The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Oxford University Press, 2015).