Non-state armed groups who receive fungible resources, such as funding or weapons, are more likely to experience interrebel fighting and less likely to be in an alliance.
War should be understood within the context where unjust power structures have created deep rooted social and political grievances which are driving the war.
Regionalism is an oft-discussed theme in relations between African states, but ideological differences and an inability to find agreement remain challenges.
‘Humanitarian military intervention’ is critiqued as a de-politicizing discourse, with four proposals for re-politicization suggested.
Globalization tends to work to the detriment of developing states and has been a powerful tool employed by Northern states with a recent proliferation of modern players.
Through the lens of Kwame Nkrumah, current regional unification efforts by the African Development Bank and the African Union are shown to perpetuate neo-colonialism.
Looking at the example of France and Tunisia, past interference in the political and social life of a country should be considered as a criteria of assessing immigration.
The BRICs have been portrayed as a new paradigm threatening the contemporary liberal world order. Yet, there is also disagreement and competition between BRICs states.
The last colony in Africa, Western Sahara has been locked in a protracted struggle for independence for over forty years.
Although oil is significant for Chinese economic development, the country’s ‘peaceful rise’ advocated as Chinese strategy of development should be called into question.
Africa is experiencing a mobile revolution. Chinese telecommunication companies are playing a significant role in this.
The case of the Tuareg is emblematic to understand the possible detrimental consequences of foreign military intervention.