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African Diplomacy and the Development of Self-Awareness

African Diplomacy and the Development of Self-Awareness

African diplomacy has not only come of age, but brings something new of benefit to the continent and possibly to the wider world.

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

This book, by Stephen Chan, explores via a range of examples, the challenges diplomacy faces today as actors seek to change history and undermine interests.

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A Ceremonial Ride into the Sunset for Mugabe?

Robert Mugabe, 91 in February 2015, assumed the chairmanship of the African Union; he may be more concerned about stage-managing his legacy than leading the continent.

Showdown in Zimbabwe? ‘IR’ and the Crisis of the Global Political Agreement

Showdown in Zimbabwe? ‘IR’ and the Crisis of the Global Political Agreement

After this most recent of Zimbabwe’s showdowns, its people and their allies can either take the bull by the horns or resign themselves to another spell of ‘inclusive government’ purgatory.

Zimbabwe: The Sanctions of No Sanctions

Zimbabwe: The Sanctions of No Sanctions

The announcement of a suspension of sanctions pending a credibly free and fair referendum was a very low bar to cross. The real action lies in what is already going on behind the scenes. As with all major diplomatic breakthroughs, a heavy element of cynicism is the accompaniment.

Civil Society and the Zimbabwean Crisis

Civil Society and the Zimbabwean Crisis

Underlying the debates about civil society, democratic change and agrarian transformation in Zimbabwe has been a deathly silence on whether civil society in fact exists in post-2000 Zimbabwe.

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe: Exploring Future Prospects

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe: Exploring Future Prospects

Zimbabweans may still find solace in the fact that their liberation from Mugabe may be over the horizon. The panacea to Zimbabwe’s political woes will be to overhaul of their system of strong central governance that has nurtured a dictatorship for over three decades.

Mugabe: How Much Longer?

Mugabe: How Much Longer?

Mugabe’s regime is hardly on its last legs and is not threatened beyond key points. He is strong enough to intimidate the most senior of his ambitious colleagues and there are many who trace the death in 2011 of Solomon Mujuru to his door.

The Zimbabwe Crisis and R2P

The political and humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe continues to cause great concern. This article considers whether R2P offers a framework for a national and, if necessary, an international response to the crisis. It is argued the UN has other diplomatic tools which could be more effective at this stage.

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