Post Tagged with: "Africa"

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.

South Africa’s 2014 Elections: A Signpost Rather than a Turning Point

South Africa’s 2014 Elections: A Signpost Rather than a Turning Point

The number of opposition voices in south Africa has grown, the “liberation dividend” that the ruling ANC received is waning, and the Zuma government is mired in scandal.

The EU Mission to the Central African Republic: Risking More Than Credibility

The EU Mission to the Central African Republic: Risking More Than Credibility

EU member states took the right decision by acting swiftly in CAR in January — their hesitation now not only risks the EU’s credibility but a deepening of the crisis.

Missing in Inaction: Where is the African Peace and Security Architecture?

Missing in Inaction: Where is the African Peace and Security Architecture?

The African Peace and Security Architecture is incapable of resolving crises as it is based on assumptions which are not only false in Africa, but false everywhere.

Review – United States-Africa Security Relations

Review – United States-Africa Security Relations

Kalu & Kieh’s edited collection presents a key understanding of where US-Africa relations should be going, instead of an adequate analysis of where they are now.

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