Research

The Africa Center’s research provides strategic analysis of Africa’s security challenges and offers practical, evidence-based insights into paths forward. The Center builds on a strong network of relationships on the continent to publish products from our experts and African scholars and practitioners that facilitate an exchange of views on effective strategies for advancing African security.

Security Briefs

Concise analyses of critical security challenges

Islamist Extremism in East Africa

Abdisaid M. Ali | August 2016

Governance, Accountability, and Security in Nigeria

Oluwakemi Okenyodo | June 2016

Combating Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Adeniyi Adejimi Osinowo | February 2015

Lessons from Burundi’s Security Sector Reform Process

Nicole Ball | November 2014

Wildlife Poaching: Africa’s Surging Trafficking Threat

Bradley Anderson and Johan Jooste | May 2014

Creating Sustainable Peacekeeping Capability in Africa

Daniel Hampton | April 2014

Mitigating Radicalism in Northern Nigeria

Michael Olufemi Sodipo | August 2013

Peace Operations in Africa: Lessons Learned Since 2000

Paul D. Williams | July 2013