Christian von SoestGIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany (GIGA)
Christian von Soestis a senior research fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs in Hamburg, Germany, and member of the GIGA Office Berlin. He is the speaker of the research team “International Sanctions”, which contributes to the GIGA research program 2 “Violence and Security”. His head of the research projects "Persistence and Change of Neopatrimonialism in various Non-OECD Regions" and "Ineffective Sanctions? External Sanctions and the Persistence of Autocratic Regimes". Christian’s main research interests are the interrelationship of neopatrimonialism / corruption with different political regimes and comparative research on sanctions and other international influences on authoritarian regimes.