Post Tagged with: "Africa"

Why The African Union Should Be Dismantled And Buried With Gaddafi

Why The African Union Should Be Dismantled And Buried With Gaddafi

Sub-Saharan Africa should be allowed to reconstitute itself into a self-sustaining, organically integrated Unifederation that can address its predicament.

Postcard from Copenhagen: On Experts, Expert Opinion and Expertise

Postcard from Copenhagen: On Experts, Expert Opinion and Expertise

Expert opinion has been drawn upon to shape public opinion on all manner of issues; yet there are some important questions to raise about what passes for expertise.

Interview – Andy Wolff

Interview – Andy Wolff

Director Andy Wolff talks about piracy and acquisition of information by experience, through the many subjects he tackles in his documentaries – a useful reminder for IR.

Thinking About Developmental States Beyond East Asia

Thinking About Developmental States Beyond East Asia

The experience of East Asian states cannot be easily replicated, as the ability of a state to undergo structural transformation is limited by the existing conditions.

Interview – Kurt Mills

Interview – Kurt Mills

Dr Mills talks about R2P, neo-humanitarianism, the limits of norms, the practicality of the International Criminal Court, and the importance of academic networks.

EU-China-Africa Trilateral Relations: A New Trend in International Relations

EU-China-Africa Trilateral Relations: A New Trend in International Relations

In the context of an emerging multipolar world order, the European Union needs to engage with its Chinese and African counterparts in terms of a mutual exchange.

Review – Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents

Review – Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents

Adem and Mazrui offer an enlivening and unconventional collection, critically invocating the need for a discourse about discourse on Africa’s relations with Asian powers.

Review – Diamonds

Review – Diamonds

Smillie’s study of the modern diamond industry contains valuable insights into Africa’s diamond wars, but has major knowledge gaps that undermine its ultimate utility.

Revitalizing African Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Production

Revitalizing African Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Production

A generic application of foreign ways of knowing and knowledge production – including technology systems in African cultural conditions – is inappropriate.

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

With functional and participatory institutions, South Sudan may well reclaim itself as a diverse nation within the regional and international environment.

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