Publications

Brazil’s rising profile in United Nations peacekeeping operations since the end of the cold war
UN Brazil by Ben Tavener with cc license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/bentavener/7290085534/ Rita Santos , Teresa Almeida Cravo 31 March 2014
Aspiring to become a world power, Brazil has assumed a role in peace and security that is more consistent with enhanced international responsibility. Yet, as this report highlights, this transformation has been characterised by dilemmas that are a product of the country’s simultaneous legitimation and contestation of the international... more  
South Africa and the African Peace and Security Architecture
https://www.flickr.com/photos/equatorial_guinea/5887945845/in/photolist-9YigaF-dUbgMX-dUbgFr-dUbgJ4-dSpcKX-dSpcwM-dSuLS5-dSpcB4-dSpcHZ-dSuM2y-dSpcSV-dSuMkU-dSpcQT-dSpcUt-dSuLX9-dSpcyr-dQD1xy-dQxq1M-dQxq2a-evvzyh-evtGi4-evtG3n-dUgTew-h5VpAH-e1v3Lp-e1v3Pg-e1v3Hn-dJJGyB-dJQ9rS-h5VqLD-e1v3R8-e1v3Dn-e1v3BM-dJJGAT-dNsEcU-dJQ9uu-dQzZED-dUbcYt-dNn5zk-dNsEho-dJJGAv-dUbgAg-dQFA3S-dJJGBi-dNn5CV-dNsEo1-dNsEj9-dQFAd5-dADEZv-dAK8RY-dAK9vh/ Anthoni van Nieuwkerk 26 March 2014
This report interprets South Africa’s contribution to the evolution and performance of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) of the African Union (AU). It examines the evolution of APSA, provides an overview of the post-apartheid South African government’s Africa policy, and concludes with some insights derived from interv... more  
Seeking security in Africa: China’s evolving approach to the African Peace and Security Architecture
Vice President of China arrives in South Africa by GovernmentZA with cc license from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/8225627565/sizes/m/in/photolist-dwSuuV-6L9KrN-9F1M1p-7du1dy-9F1LVa-9F4GEh-8ZyqyB-8ap2cD-8MBDdG-7cY6CB-fcdy6e-b1ttUZ-fcyEvw-9smA2a-9spzum-bWLwJV-5gku5Q-8PNgnv-4wP4Da-5bWs5L-xmAck-8jcuBi-bxZnV6-9F1LYR-3AHs9x-85Sjwe-85Vszb-cmHRHA-4juK48-c195wU-9F1LX2-9F4Gn5-9F1LPt-9F1LRc-8kryYM-8kuLaQ-8uA3ka-4iZ9SP-dUgskA-6vkHY8-KJ7CM-gPSe8q-cp4c1Q-7pV9es-tQ4C9-51KQjg-aRjvke-aRjnTP-aRjvor-aRjeRZ-aRjv9c/ Chris Alden 24 March 2014
China is on course to becoming more deeply involved in Africa’s security landscape. While the motivation behind Chinese involvement remains primarily economic, the growing exposure of its interests to the vagaries of African politics, as well as pressures to demonstrate greater global activism, are bringing about a reconsideration of B... more  
Oman’s mediatory efforts in regional crises
Oman Nakhal by allen193 adapted with cc license from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/33903494@N04/12523176863/in/photolist-k5Cybt-aqgjuo-k5BUwx-k5Cyoc-k5Erf1-k5Cy7v-k5EqC9-k5BVk6-k5BVq6-aqdkeV-k5BVnR-k5EpMw-aqdkTg-k5CyW6-k5CxJr-k5BUFk-k5Eq1N-k5Cz6e-aqgp6S-aqgtFW-aqguPq-k5BUzi-k5CykM-bA7xYa-bA7nQ6-bA7ogF-bncL2h-bncGpN-bncwfU-bncv2Y-bA7tYK-bA7yAZ-bA7qNc-bncBYu-bncyxw-bA7kUR-bncySw-bncCnh-bA7sJ6-bA7sd2-bncJtw-bA7C9H-bA7BGD-bA7ADn-bncHcQ-bA7oCz-bncHRE-bncF61-bncxSQ-bncLpy-bncMKJ Marc Valeri 21 March 2014
Oman’s role in facilitating the conclusion of the Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal in November 2013 and its announcement a few weeks later that it would not join a proposed Gulf union can be understood within a recent history of conciliatory efforts intended to promote negotiated solutions to regional crises. Oman has always perceived political... more  
Brazil's growing relevance to peace and security in Africa
Brazilian Peacekeepers former president Lula adapted with cc license from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/mateus27_24-25/5695377288/in/photolist-9Fhif9-9Fhifh-ajCaXt-ajCaXp/ Adriana Erthal Abdenur , Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto 17 March 2014
There is growing interest in the role of rising powers in African politics and development, as South-South cooperation with Africa expands. Although recent research on this trend has examined Brazil’s increasing economic and political relevance in Africa, relatively little has been written on the country’s involvement in peace and secu... more  
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