Jacobus Kamfer (Jakkie) Cilliers

Dr Jacobus Kamfer (Jakkie) Cilliers is the Executive Director of the Institute for Security Studies. He has a B. Mil (B.A.) from the University of Stellenbosch and a Hons. B.A., M.A. (cum laude) and DLitt et Phil from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Awards include the Bronze Medal from the South African Society for the Advancement of Science and the H Bradlow Research Bursary. He was born in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 16th April 1956. Dr Cilliers co-founded the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in 1990 and played an important role in the transformation of the South African armed forces and the institution of civilian control over the military in the period 1990 to 1996. At present most of Dr Cilliers` interests relate to the emerging security architecture in Africa as reflected in the developments under the banner of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union as well as issues around African futures. Dr Cilliers has presented numerous papers at conferences and seminars and published a number of books on various matters relating to peace and security in Africa and serves on the editorial boards of the African Security Review and the South African Journal of International Affairs. He is a regular commentator on local and international radio and television and has attended a large number of international conferences. He is an Extraordinary Professor in the Centre of Human Rights and the Department of Political Sciences, Faculty Humanities at the University of Pretoria. He also serves on the International Advisory Board of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) in Switzerland and as a member of the board of advisers of the Center on International Conflict Resolution, Columbia University, New York.

Works by this author

Book extract: Fate of the Nation – 3 Scenarios for South Africa’s Future

African Futures: Key Trends to 2035

Life beyond BRICS? South Africa’s Future Foreign Policy Interests

Key to the Horn Ethiopia’s Prospects to 2030

The Future of Democracy in Africa

Rainbow at Risk Improving South Africa's Prospects

South African Scenarios 2024 : Politics, Violence and Growth in the Rainbow Nation

Economics, Governance and Instability in South Africa

Future (im)perfect? Mapping Conflict, Violence and Extremism in Africa

Violent Islamist Extremism and Terror in Africa

Power and Influence in Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa

Reasonable Goals for Reducing Poverty in Africa Targets for the Post-2015 MDGs and Agenda 2063

Africa's Conflict Burden in a Global Context

Parched Prospects The Emerging Water Crisis in South Africa

Reducing Poverty in Africa Realistic Targets for the Post-2015 MDGs and Agenda 2063

The 2014 South African Defense Review Rebuilding After Years of Abuse, Neglect and Decay

Forecasting South African Election Results

Africa's Current and Future Stability

Assessing Long Term State Fragility in Africa : Prospects for 26 ‘more fragile’ Countries

Prospects for Africa's 26 Fragile Countries

Highway or Byway? The National Development Plan 2030

The Future of Intrastate Conflict in Africa More Violence or Greater Peace?

Assessing Long-Term State Fragility in Africa: Prospects for 26 ‘more fragile’ Countries

The Election of Dr Dlamini Zuma as AU Chairperson Towards Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance?

African Futures 2050 The Next Forty Years

South Africa’s Second Term at the UN Security Council: Managing Expectations

Somalia: the Intervention Dilemma

Climate Change, Population Pressure and Conflict in Africa

Africa in the New World How Global and Domestic Developments Will Impact by 2025

The African Standby Force An Update on Progress

The African Strategic Environment 2020 Challenges for the SA Army

Conflict Early Warning Systems and Support of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan

Progress with the African Standby Force

Towards a Continental Early Warning System for Africa

Human Security in Africa A Conceptual Framework for Review

The Landmine Factor in the Peacekeeping Debate in Africa

Peace and Security through Good Governance A Guide to the NEPAD African Peer Review Mechanism

NEPAD’s Peer Review Mechanism

Peace, Security and Democracy in Africa? A Summary of Outcomes from the 2002 OAU/AU Summits in Durban

Commitments by African Heads of State to Peace, Democracy, Human Rights and Associated Issues

Africa and Terrorism, Joining the Global Campaign

Peacekeeping in the DRC MONUC and the Road to Peace

Building Stability in Africa: Challenges for the New Millenium

Building Security in Southern Africa An Update on the Evolving Architecture

An Emerging South African Foreign Policy Identity?

Defence Acquisitions - Unpacking the Package Deals

Mercenaries and Mischief : The Regulation of Foreign Military Assistance Bill

SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security : Future Development

The SADC Organ for Defence, Politics and Security

Part Time Forces and the Future of the SANDF

The Security Agencies and the South African Constitution