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
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...
2014
This policy brief provides additional detail on the Bafana Bafana, Mandela Magic and Nation Divided scenarios first set out in the ‘South African futures 2030’ study released by the Institute for Security Studies in February 2014. The focus in this publication is on possible national ele...
2014
This paper argues that independent and dedicated oversight of the South African National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is crucial if the organisation is to succeed in its mission and regain the public trust it has lost over the past few years. The NPA’s tremendous authority, its indispensable role i...
2014
Despite renewed hope in the future of Somalia, post-transition efforts towards peace and stability in this country face numerous challenges. This situation report notes that progress will be defined by the dynamics surrounding the strengths or weaknesses of the new Somali Federal Government (SFG), t...
2014
In March 2014, the third Nuclear Security Summit will take place in The Hague, the Netherlands. The summit represents an opportunity for invited states to assess progress made since 2010, focusing specifically on the objectives and actions outlined in the 2010 Washington Communiqué and Washin...