Annette Weber is a senior associate in the Middle East and Africa Research Division of the German Institute for International and Security Studies in Berlin. Her regional expertise is in the Horn of Africa. She works on conflict analysis, fragile states, nonstate actors, and state building as well as jihadist groups in Africa. Weber previously worked for the Ecumenical Network on Central Africa mainly on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. She was also a researcher with Amnesty International in London for Sudan and a consultant for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International on Sudan and Uganda. She received her PhD from the Free University Berlin and teaches at several universities on international relations and peace and conflict resolution.