Nicodemus Minde is a PhD student in international relations at the United States International University–Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya. He previously worked as an advisor at International Law and Policy (ILPI) Centre for African Studies, Norway. He holds a MA and BA in international relations from USIU-Africa. His doctoral research examines the influence of one-party dominance in African democracies with a specific focus on the challenge of democratizing the Tanganyika-Zanzibar Union under a one-party dominance system. Minde’s areas of interest include the political history of Tanzania, international law, foreign policy analysis and peace and conflict studies. Minde, a Tanzanian national, has conducted research on the reconciliation process in Zanzibar, the ICC and Africa, and peacebuilding and state-building in rentier economies of the global South. He is also a 2013 African Peacebuilding Network (APN) alumnus.