Author Archives: Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Media Review for April 17, 2014

Please note: The following news items are presented here for informational purposes. The views expressed within them are those of the authors and/or individuals quoted, not those of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the National Defense University, or the Department of Defense.

Algerians go to the polls to choose president amid economic fears

The Devoted Guardians [...]



Media Review for April 16, 2014

Please note: The following news items are presented here for informational purposes. The views expressed within them are those of the authors and/or individuals quoted, not those of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the National Defense University, or the Department of Defense.

Armed men kidnap schoolgirls in Nigeria

Nigeria beefs up security in Abuja for World [...]



Media Review for April 15, 2014

Please note: The following news items are presented here for informational purposes. The views expressed within them are those of the authors and/or individuals quoted, not those of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the National Defense University, or the Department of Defense.

Nigeria bus station explosion kills at least 71 – video

What It Would Take [...]



Africa Center Hosts Outreach Symposium with Zambia Partners

Three events on March 25–27 hosted by ACSS in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, the Dag Hammarskjöld Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (DHIPCS), and the ACSS Zambia alumni community brought together about 60 mid- to senior-level military, civilian and police professionals.



Media Review for April 14, 2014

Please note: The following news items are presented here for informational purposes. The views expressed within them are those of the authors and/or individuals quoted, not those of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the National Defense University, or the Department of Defense.

Nigeria violence: ‘Dozens killed’ in Abuja bus blasts

Nigerian Militants Kill 217 People in [...]



Media Review for April 11, 2014

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Airlift support gets pulled out of effort to counter Lord’s Army

UN votes to [...]



Endogenous Ethnicity

High levels of ethnic diversity are often framed as static impediments to political stability and conflict prevention in Africa. However, ethnicity is no immutable phenomenon and levels of diversity change over time. In fact, increases in urbanization are correlated with higher levels of ethnic homogenization. As many African states are projected to experience urbanization booms in the coming decades, resulting changes in ethnic diversity may have significant policy implications for development and stability.



Media Review for April 10, 2014

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US shows new interest in Africa

Central Africa clashes kill 30, ‘mainly civilians’: police

US [...]



Media Review for April 9, 2014

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Department of Defense Press Briefing by Deputy Assistant Secretary Dory and Gen. Rodriguez

Ethnic [...]



The Fashion Industry, Female Entrepreneurs and Fiscal Regimes in Conflict-Affected Regions

ACSS’s Dean Dr. Raymond Gilpin analyzes the outcome of research conducted by USIP, considers policy implications and provides a few recommendations.