Dr Anna Khakee

Dr Anna Khakee

Dr Anna Khakee


Senior Lecturer

Room 245
International Relations
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2614
Anna Khakee obtained her first degree from the University of Lund, Sweden where she majored in Political Science. She went on to study for a M.A. (Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures, D.E.S.) and a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Before joining the Department of International Relations at the University of Malta, she worked as a Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and for several years as a consultant to think tanks and international organizations, including the Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre, FRIDE, EuroMeSCo, The Policy Practice, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

She has been a guest lecturer at Université Aix-Marseille, College of Europe, DiploFoundation, University Institute of Lisbon, United Nations University for Peace, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. For the last four years, she has been on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Board of Selection for the co-funding of development projects under Malta's Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds.

Her research interests include democratization/democracy promotion and development issues. Her previous work experience has also focused extensively on human security. Dr. Khakee has published widely, including in international journals such as Journal of North African Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Mediterranean Quarterly, and East European Politics and Societies.
  • Democracy assistance and democratisation
  • Development cooperation
  • Humanitarian action
  • Human security

KHAKEE, A., 2018. “Plus ça Change… Civilizations, Political Systems, and Power Politics: A critique of Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ 25 years on”. In: D. ORSI, ed, The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ 25 Years On: A Multidisciplinary Appraisal. E-International Relations, pp. 87-97.

KHAKEE, A., 2018. Democracy over Power? The Democratic Decision-making Process in the Case of the Attempted Privatization of Estonia's Power Production. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 51(4), pp. 361-373.

KHAKEE, A., 2018. Humanitarian Action in International Relations: Power and politics. In: H. HEINTZE and P. THIELBORGER, eds, International Humanitarian Action: NOHA Textbook. Springer, pp. 19-29.

KHAKEE, A. and YOUNGS, R., 2018. Geopolitics and Democracy in the European Neighbourhood Policy. In: T. SCHUMACHER, A. MARCHETTI and T. DEMMELHUBER, eds, The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy. Routledge, pp. 456-466.

KHAKEE, A., 2017. Democracy Aid or Autocracy Aid? Unintended effects of democracy assistance in Morocco. The Journal of North African Studies, , pp. 238-258.

KHAKEE, A., 2014. The MINURSO Mandate, Human Rights and the Autonomy Solution for Western Sahara  . Mediterranean Politics, 19(3), pp. 456-462.

KHAKEE, A., 2011. The Western Saharan Autonomy Proposal and Political Reform in Morocco. Oslo: NOREF (Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre).

KHAKEE, A., 2010. Assessing Democracy Assistance: Morocco. Madrid: Joint report FRIDE/World Movement for Democracy.

KHAKEE, A., 2010. Interests vs. Ideals: EU Democracy Promotion in Nigeria
. In: R. YOUNGS, ed, The European Union and Democracy Promotion: A Critical Global Assessment. Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 175-196.

  • IRL2059 - Understanding Humanitarian Action
  • IRL2082 - Research Methods
  • IRL3049 - Applying International Relations: Skills and Practices
  • IRL3055 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: International Relations
  • IRL3056 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: International Relations
  • IRL3057 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: International Relations
  • IRL3058 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: International Relations
  • IRL5036 - NOHA Intensive Programme
  • IRL5061 - Methodology and Research Methods in Humanitarian Studies
  • IRL5066 - World Politics in Humanitarian Action