Tobias Lechner is a political analyst focusing on the political spill-over effect of economic sanctions and on problems related to bad governance. He is currently working for the German Academic Exchange Service in East Africa and as a lecturer at University of Nairobi. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (summa cum laude) from Freie Universität Berlin, a M.A. in International Relations and a Mag. phil. in History & German Studies.