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Bolstering Civilian Oversight of the Security Sector: Practitioner Perspectives

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A webinar on the strategic significance of bolstering civilian oversight of the security sector. African experts will share knowledge, experiences, and practical tools/techniques for enhancing civilian oversight of various parts of the security sector, and reflect on innovative ways forward.

Artificial Intelligence and Africa’s Security Landscape

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An academic webinar to explore the security implications for Africa of the spread of artificial intelligence (AI). The webinar will enable participants to better understand AI’s capabilities, limitations, security implications, and to discuss what these implications imply for African government and security sector actors.

Africa’s Crisis of Coups

Topic in Focus   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on September 6, 2023

Africa’s Crisis of Coups

China’s United Front Strategy in Africa

Spotlight   published by Paul Nantulya on September 5, 2023

China’s United Front work co-opts well-placed individuals and organizations to cultivate support for and defend China’s goals and interests while isolating China’s opponents in Africa.

Africa’s Interests in Strengthening the United Nations System

Spotlight   published by Paul Nantulya on August 14, 2023

African countries have played an overlooked role shaping the UN international system, remain committed to preserving and improving it, and oppose efforts to destabilize, dismantle, or overturn it.

Attempted Coup in Niger: Backgrounder

Spotlight   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on July 27, 2023

The attempted military coup in Niger threatens to undermine the relative progress the country has made under its civilian democratic leaders and amplifies Niger’s risks for insecurity, economic crises, and political instability.

Using Africa as a Stage at the Russia–Africa Summit

Spotlight   published by Joseph Siegle on July 21, 2023

The Russia-Africa Summit provides a stage for Russia to elevate its geostrategic posture despite the instability its irregular tactics are creating in Africa.

It’s Business as Usual for Wagner Group in Africa, despite Russian Turbulence

In the wake of the recent short-lived mutiny, Putin faces a dilemma: He can allow the Wagner escapades to continue in Africa unhindered—thereby generating further influence and some resources for the government—or he can attempt to take over these operations but lose the influence and benefits Wagner brings the Kremlin.

Atlantic Partnership Seminar

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A virtual academic program on the development and implementation of national security strategy in Africa. This program will provide a forum for a multidisciplinary group of senior officials to explore National Security Strategy Development (NSSD) concepts and processes.

Coordinating Security Sector Responses to Illegal Logging

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A multinational academic program for security, justice, and forestry officials to analyze the political economy of illegal logging in Africa and apply that knowledge to enhance cross-border, interagency, and community-level coordination to counter illegal logging in service of citizen security.