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

2015
A key component in the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals process and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 is the eradication of extreme poverty. This paper uses the International Futures forecasting system to explore this goal. It was found that many African states are unlikely to make this ta...
2015
An effective economic-diplomacy policy requires cooperation between the government and the private sector. This has been acknowledged by the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in its White Paper on foreign policy. However, state-business relations in South Af...
2015
Increasingly the private sector, individuals and African governments rely on the Internet to conduct sensitive transactions and store important data. African states are lagging behind in strengthening cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime. Cyber criminals have recognised this vulnerability and are t...
2015
Regional economic communities (RECs) have become increasingly important players in implementing post-conflict reconstruction and development (PCRD) as levels of intra-state conflict rise in Africa. The role of regional economic communities was examined in this paper, in terms of how they can impleme...
2015
As levels of intra-state conflict rise in Africa, regional economic communities (RECs) have become increasingly important players in implementing post-conflict reconstruction and development (PCRD). For Sub-Saharan Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is the REC that has primari...
2014
The UN Security Council passed a resolution that substantially restructured the form and function of the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), following the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan at the end of 2013. This signalled a departure from its previous state-building activities to prioritise the...
2014
This paper discusses the characteristics of the structure, actors involved and the types of interactions and institutional effects of a criminal network. In this case study it is focused on security racketeering in Cape Town, South Africa. The analysis is based on data gathered from various sourc...
2014
The chairing of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)is discussed in this paper as well as its key institutions by South Africa and Zimbabwe, for the duration of their tenure from 2014 to 2015. It highlights the constraints and opportunities of their agenda-setting functions, considers c...
2014
The study examined the characteristics of the structure, actors involved and types of interactions of a criminal network formed by a gang operating in Cape Town, South Africa. The analysis is based on data gathered from a case judgement in the Western Cape High Court. The accused group were on trial...
2014
The policy brief aims to outline how the capacity-building aspect of the police component of MINUSMA can be strengthened to achieve the mission goal of assisting the re-establishment of state authority and the rebuilding of the security sector. The paper argue that MINUSMA not only needs to strength...