• Engaging Emerging Powers: Africa's Search for a 'Common Position'

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    By Francis A.Kornegay & Chris Landsberg

    There is a new scramble for Africa. But the continent is poorly prepared in self-managing the inter-African system in a way that maximizes its interests in benefiting from this new scramble.

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    Last Updated on Monday, 20 September 2010 11:21
  • Why Haiti is Important: Beyond the Call for Support

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    The independent, though exhaustive, life of Haiti completes the story of the African state. First in history, deepest in contemporary politics and natural disasters.

    Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 20:20
  • The Persuit of SSR in North Africa

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    The security sector in many Arab countries suffers form several structural, functional and technical problems. The problem in North Africa is partly an extension of this. Is it related to how security policy is formulated? Or is it due to the very nature of the states themselves? 

    Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:15
  • Driving Eritrea more Crazy?

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    It is revealed that the recent UN sanctions resolution has failed to positively influence the behavior of Asmara. Indeed, circumstantial evidences suggest it has set the stage for the spread of Eritrea’s conventional frantic moves to new locations and revisit old theatres of conflict.

    Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 17:27
  • Rationale for the Current Analyst

    The security environment in Africa has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last quarter of a century. Authoritarian dictatorships and one party rule have given way in a large number of countries to multi-party democracies. Civil societies have emerged and, in some countries, been empowered enough to make a difference in promoting reform agendas. Meanwhile,institutional capacity for peace-related activities has expanded hugely. The ending of some of the long-running civil wars, the signing of peace agreements, the conduct of multi-party elections, all held hope for peace, democratic reform and political transitions. Those hopes have been disappointed. Indeed, some of the gains have effectively been reversed. There is no part of the world where peace and human security in all its aspects has proved more elusive than in the African continent. A close examination of the causes of insecurity and perpetuation of conflicts in Africa indicates the complex and multi-layered nature of the crisis that have unfolded. There is a need to conduct and provide a more comprehensive assessment of the regional political and security situation in a continuous basis as well as more sophisticated approaches to understanding the role of national, regional and external actors.

    Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2010 18:45

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