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.

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Security Briefs

Concise analyses of critical security challenges

Research Papers

In-depth background on strategic concerns

Special Reports

Deep looks at still-evolving issues

Security Briefs

Concise analyses of critical security challenges

The Puzzle of JNIM and Militant Islamist Groups in the Sahel

Daniel Eizenga and Wendy Williams | December 2020

Geostrategic Dimensions of Libya’s Civil War

Tarek Megerisi | May 2020

Responding to the Rise in Violent Extremism in the Sahel

Pauline Le Roux | December 2019

From Urban Fragility to Urban Stability

Stephen Commins | June 2018

The Maghreb’s Fragile Edges

Anouar Boukhars | March 2018

Criminality in Africa’s Fishing Industry: A Threat to Human Security

André Standing | June 2017

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