Africa (students)

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

ROs do not provide a credible alternative to the UN because the advantages are far outstripped by serious financial, logistical, and political obstacles they face.

The Impact of the Geopolitics of Energy: China and Angola

The Impact of the Geopolitics of Energy: China and Angola

China and Angola illustrate that the geopolitics of energy adversely affect the prospects for development and democracy in energy-exporting states.

Evaluation of Chabal and Daloz’s Africa Works, with Reference to Burkina Faso

Evaluation of Chabal and Daloz’s Africa Works, with Reference to Burkina Faso

Chabal and Daloz argue that neopatrimonialism is central to African politics, the political culture of Africa being inherently different to that of the Western states.

Do Colonial Attitudes Influence the Media’s Response to Humanitarian Crises?

Do Colonial Attitudes Influence the Media’s Response to Humanitarian Crises?

The media’s overwhelming focus on negative events in the South maintains the colonial binaries of our civilisation and their backwardness.

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Are Natural Resources More of a Curse than a Blessing?

There is no escaping the correlation between resource abundance and poor economic performance. The resource curse is political and brought on by poor policy decisions.

Was British Decolonization after 1945 a Voluntary Process?

Was British Decolonization after 1945 a Voluntary Process?

Britain often had little choice but to concede that the constitutional independence of its dependencies was inescapable.

An Afghan elder shows his purple inked finger to indicate that he voted during the heavily anticipated Afghanistan elections, Aug. 20, Barg e Matal, Afghanistan. Afghanistan village Elders are considered to be the role models and leaders among the Afghan civilians.

Why Are Elections Flashpoints for Violence & Insecurity and Can This Be Avoided?

It is crucial to sustainable peace that elections are not seen as opportunities to engage in hostile takeovers, but instead allow for peaceful power transitions.

CAPE TOWN/SOUTH AFRICA, 10JUN2009 - Kofi Anann, Secretary-General, United Nations (1997 - 2006); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa, at the Opening Plenary on Africa and the New Global Economy held During the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 10, 2009

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A Poststructuralist Perspective on R2P as a Response to Kofi Annan’s Question

Addressing Kofi Annan’s question in traditional Liberal terms is but one way, of many, to phrase the Responsibility to Protect debate.

UNSC Resolution 1325: A Building Block for Gender Equity?

UNSC Resolution 1325: A Building Block for Gender Equity?

UN Resolution 1325, although not yet a complete success, can and should be used as a starting point to work for gender equity and towards a violence-free world.

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

The International Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) is considered a successful example of global governance of maritime policy.

The European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy in Morocco and Azerbaijan

The European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy in Morocco and Azerbaijan

The democratisation strategy of the EU in Morocco and Azerbaijan favours the stability of existing power structures and has therefore been largely ineffective.

The Ebola Virus Disease: Problems, Consequences, Causes, and Recommendations

The Ebola Virus Disease: Problems, Consequences, Causes, and Recommendations

While it may seem that the Ebola crisis of 2014 has subsided, it is still ongoing in various African countries and has become unprecedented in a variety of ways.