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25 June 2017
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23 Jun 2017
 
 
Is Southern Africa facing a food security disaster?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A rapidly growing population in Southern Africa means an increasingly higher food demand. And although domestic food production is expected to rise over the next few decades in response to this...
 
 
22 Jun 2017
 
Will South Africa be at the 29th AU summit?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The 29th African Union (AU) summit that takes place in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July is likely to be the first in many years without a South African president in attendance. If President Jacob...
 
 
19 Jun 2017
 
How can the youth play a positive role ahead of the 2018 elections?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Youth protests against inequality – specifically for free or low-cost education – have led to successful changes in government action, particularly in South Africa. Today marks the 41st anniversary...
 
 
 
 
Why has China invested so generously in tiny Djibouti, and why are Western governments worried?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has attracted much...
 
 
15 Jun 2017
 
Back to the future for ANC foreign policy?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Later this month South Africa’s ruling party begins its five-yearly policy conference to determine the direction to be taken by the new African National Congress (ANC) president who will be elected...
 
 
14 Jun 2017
 
Is a single human rights body in SA’s best interest?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Ten years ago, South Africa’s Parliament formed a committee to review the country’s ‘Chapter 9’ and associated institutions tasked with supporting democracy, human rights and accountability. The...
 
 
12 Jun 2017
 
Dear Theresa May: a counter-terrorism lesson from Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
An open letter cautions that human rights aren’t a barrier to fighting terrorism, but part of the solution. Dear Prime Minister,
 
 
09 Jun 2017
 
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative just a bedtime story?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Once upon a time several routes led from China to central Asia and to Europe. It was called the Silk Road. People put things on camels and crossed the desert to trade with other people. Then...
 
 
 
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