Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute in London. Wolff is an expert on international crisis management and post-conflict state-building and has been engaged in various stages of conflict settlement negotiations, including in Moldova, Iraq, Sudan and Yemen. Among his 18 books to date are Ethnic Conflict: A Global Perspective (Oxford University Press 2007), Conflict Management in Divided Societies (Routledge 2011), and The European Union as a Global Conflict Manager (Routledge 2012). He has also published over 50 journal articles and book chapters, and regularly writes commissioned policy reports for various governments and international organisations. Wolff is a graduate of the University of Leipzig, and he holds an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.