The application of a Russian-shaped international order in Africa would have destabilizing repercussions for the continent.
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Loss of munitions and other lethal materiel from African armed forces and peace operations is a key factor sustaining militant groups driving instability on the continent.
This public roundtable assessed the range of climate-related security pressures on the continent and the importance of incorporating environmental security into African security policy.
Professional military education institutions aim to foster capable and apolitical militaries to uphold the constitution and serve democratically elected civilian leaders. To do so, however, they must be grounded in a culture that reinforces these values.
On February 24, 2022, this webinar will take stock of climate-related security pressures on the continent and priorities for mitigating them.
African governments are using the pretext of security to restrict digital communications and citizens’ rights. In the process, they are inadvertently contributing to economic losses and greater instability.
The push-pull forces driving African migration continue to intensify, portending expanding African migration within and off the continent in 2022.
China-Africa relations thrive on interpersonal ties of mutual dependence, obligations, and reciprocity that African elites tend to skew to their benefit at the expense of the public interest.
Arms embargoes can be effective but require regional and international buy-in, adequate monitoring, and the imposition of sufficient costs on actors who evade the sanctions.
Assessing the strategic orientation of UN peace operations remains a challenge, even as new tools such Independent Reviews have gained prominence since 2017. These Reviews have produced uneven results, depending on the mission, the experts hired to conduct them, and their ability to manage the interests of multiple stakeholders. Reviews of specific missions have contributed to evaluating the direction of a peace operation, reorienting UN support following changes in the situation, informing a mission’s reconfiguration, among other objectives. Procedures for such reviews must be clarified to ensure objectives are met and that stakeholders trust their findings.
Global warming is contributing to more and extended heat waves, a tripling of droughts, a quadrupling of storms, and a tenfold increase in flooding in Africa since the 1970s—exacerbating security threats on the continent.
Conflict remains the primary driver of acute food insecurity in Africa, imperiling over 100 million people.