Institute for Security Studies

South Africa
The ISS was founded in 1991 as the Institute for Defence Policy by the current Executive Director, Dr Jakkie Cilliers, together with Mr PB Mertz. The Institute’s head office is in Pretoria, South Africa. Regional ISS offices are located in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dakar (Senegal) and Nairobi (Kenya).

Library Articles

2014
Mozambique’s fifth democratic election is due to take place in October 2014. Until June 2014, it appeared as if Renamo would escalate its armed resistance against Frelimo, the ruling party, because of alleged unfulfilled terms of the 1992 peace agreement. Now it emerges that Renamo has a renewed i...
2014
The Western Cape continues to be plagued by the drug trade and accompanying development of organised crime networks. The paper discusses the racial, economic and geographic variations in the drug trade and drug use, and the trade’s growth during the apartheid, transitional and post-apartheid p...
2014
The purpose of this policy brief is to support policies and measures against organised crime that are comprehensive, effective and sustainable. It specifically looks at the gathering, structuring, interpretation and use of data on crime networks and the infrastructure that sustains these networks. I...
2014
The authors of this opinion piece provided a thorough analysis of the situation with regards to illegal drugs in Senegal's capital, Dakar. The paper focuses on cannibis, cocaine and heroine as well as counterfeit pharmaceutical products. The extent of cultivation is discussed, patterns of consumptio...
2014
Confidence in the Biological Weapons Convention(BWC)needs to be strengthened. This can be done by asking what limits the relevance of Confidence Building Measures, but we also need to identify what else is necessary to establish and maintain confidence between states parties. This paper enables refl...
2014
Since 2003, the international community has invested considerable resources in keeping the peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This paper looks at the ways in which the armed forces and local community interact. It also examines the technical efforts from the international community in ...
2014
Cross Sector Debate on Africa at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in May 2014 proceeded on the premise that business shares with government a strong longer-term interest in ensuring that growth is more inclusive, stable and sustainable. From one perspective, this premise is wholly unremarkable, given ...
2014
Cabinet approved the Defence Review in March 2014. The previous review with it's 15 chapters include considerable unnecessary background material. However this is as much a manual to fix the SANDF as it is a path towards the future. The result is a mixture of matters related to internal administra...
2014
This paper examines South Africa’s engagement in the AU, both broadly and more specifically in terms of PCRD and peacebuilding. It draws on desktop and field research to make observations about South Africa’s engagements to date. During March 2014, ISS carried out field research in Addis Ababa, ...
2014
Local and international media often overstate the prevalence of human trafficking in South and Southern Africa, relying on claims that are not based on adequate research or substantive evidence. This factsheet provides an overview of the reality of human trafficking in Southern Africa and endeavours...