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African emerging powers
Seeing cement sales soar by Simon Davis_DFID with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/8756740467/in/photolist-9wkRGz-nfGU4s-f9YdNk-ekNzRV-53RnBG-97bUpi-FUs4k-TiYpg-6nWqKZ-kHLq6c-kHP3wM-kHLZX2-kHRav1-kHR4Q3-kHQhRg-kHQkz1-kHPFL4-kHNMsr-kHQKdT-kHQdKj-kHSjdj-kHTsaE-kHLnzk-kHNWYw-kHNdyx-kHSnoY-kHLZtg-kHPCBZ-kHMrfV-kHQg98-kHRTWx-kHRmkP-kHTrCh-kHQHZv-kHMrQ2-kHMwVn-kHNcNV-kHSi9f-kHQh7R-kHP5Jx-kHRVjx-kHTtY9-kHP39S-kHLm7R-kHNgnP-kHTr6q-kHMVp1-kHMXxu-kHP3FJ-kHP29g Teresa Almeida Cravo , Daniela Nascimento , David J. Hornsby , Sofia José Santos 4 July 2014
The African subcontinent’s most assertive players have been capitalising on their natural wealth and recent economic growth, and are pursuing a change of status from developing countries to emerging powers. In this report we look at four such sub-Saharan countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya – and explore the reasons for... more  
China debates its future role in the Middle East
Beijing January 2011 by Remko Tanis with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/remkotanis/5369732250/in/photolist-9bvhjw-wexTm-5MtQBV-884EF2-884sYv-7oDW3R-ncdjzg-9VfgnY-7e1fV6-C3J3w-5My8a7-5My9Sb-5My5gj-5MtTRD-fBQRN-9bsavt-9bsap4-aAg5HH-egHX-bC1aRt-dovsLg-FB61V-7e58K7-8Kxvqv-fFfeQR-zQ7ih-81jWeY-5MtQXn-eTC6n-6XGXmc-jfVbpr-8EkhnY-8s8UZG-3nkG7E-6xYL6E-5My8XS-5MtNPF-5MtRpg-5My8zu-5MtPeZ-5My3Y9-5My7mN-5My5HQ-dcCk3h-4TbyzM-7e59HU-7dDdwy-8ChQao-5F4xav-8ChPt5 Stig Stenslie 30 June 2014
China will be considerably more dependent on oil imports in the coming years because its growth in consumption far exceeds domestic production. As result of this growing energy demand, the country will inevitably be more reliant on the Middle East. more  
Human security twenty years on
https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/7308629028/in/photolist-c8QCMj-bNnYPH-axdK1D-axg5ub-axdG4z-axdQmk-axdy6p-axghrs-axgf8C-axdzie-axdGVp-axg9fL-axdGdX-axgfSq-axdz9e-axdzwg-awVB3E-axdzDi-axdxGx-axdJMR-axdApz-axgfiL-adk9uL-hw1KPt-aqFWoT-aqJBY3-akM1r7-9d48dk-bep5m6-9DX8Dw-8tF8w5-9XJ61z-98jU11-8YRkHP-9risF2-7xk1qH-7imjXS-6jnd9f-8P2ioY-cihv3S-ebGNrE-aAyAjB-aAyA2H-aAyzTM-wxoa9-9PJ929-bmbbbM-atetCj-aABiXW-aABicy/ Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh 26 June 2014
The concept of human security, which made its international debut in the 1994 UNDP Human Development Report ,  adds a people-centered dimension to the traditional security, development and human rights frameworks while locating itself in the area where they converge. more  
South Africa’s response to the Ukrainian crisis
President Jacob Zuma in Russia by GovernmentZA with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/8744544916/in/photolist-bXofqs-nGb7MK-bXices-bXict3-bXic9S-bXiciE-g2Exer-eXsijw-dHVALh-dJR6fh-6pPn5y-6MDCv6-e6p69Z-e6uJcE-dJR6mm-ejJ5xN-ejCkLF Elizabeth Sidiropoulos 23 June 2014
South Africa did not join in the chorus of condemnation against Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, instead adopting a position that in part mirrored language used by Russia to explain its actions, but in other ways reflected key principles of South African foreign policy. more  
The ISIS conquests in Iraq: the new Levant reality
Iraq transport by mongogushi adapted CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Yossi (Joseph) Alpher 19 June 2014
The conquest by ISIS of large sections of the Sunni region of Iraq in June 2014 constitutes another dramatic step toward the collapse of the post-Ottoman state system in the Levant. Following Syria, Iraq is fragmenting. The potential ramifications of this touch on the interests of all the countries surrounding Syria and Iraq, and inclu... more  
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