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Beyond the state: Reconceptualising African security in the 21st century

Confronted with myriad security challenges, African states and the much-vaunted peace and security architecture of the African Union (AU) has proven not to be up to the challenge. Indeed, this is implicitly acknowledged by the AU itself if one considers the creation of such security structures as the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which exists Read More >

Shaking Things Up: Gulf Security after the Iran Deal

The situation in the Gulf was shaky at the start of 2015, and became more unsettled as the year went on and throughout 2016. Longstanding problems were generally not resolved, and new ones arose in the course of the last two years. The major outside effort to bring stability to the Gulf – the Iranian Read More >

Media and Governance of The Security Sector in Tunisia

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces(DCAF) launched the 2nd edition of  Media and security sector governance in Tunisia. This edition contains the new relevant texts regarding the regulation of media activity in Tunisia adopted since the launch of the first edition at the end 2014. The most important texts focus on: the organic Read More >

Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces

In the past fourteen years, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have developed into a collection of professional institutions that are both committed to their mission and highly respected. However, they still face major challenges in key areas of capacity, such as logistics, air power, and intelligence. This report assesses the ANDSF’s structure Read More >

GCC Security Amid Regional Crises

The Gulf is in a dead heat with the Korean peninsula for the title of most likely flashpoint in the world. No other region has the same volatile mixture of ethnic and religious enmity, under-developed political systems, modern weaponry, high levels of natural resources, and active great power interests. Every security analysis subject area—irregular warfare, Read More >

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