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Peacekeeping in Africa: The Importance of the Regional?

Violent conflict continues to be a drain on Africa economically, and a disruption politically. Efforts at conflict prevention and peacekeeping have grown in scale with the UN firmly in the lead in the latter with substantial missions in Mali, the C…

Angola: One year into the Lourenço Presidency. What's next?

This policy brief analyzes Angola after João Lourenço was elected president of the country on August 2017. The election of Lourenco to presidency marks a pivotal shift for Angola’s political system, especially since José Eduardo Dos Santos, the form…

Angola: Présidence Lourenço An I et après ? / Angola: One year into the Lourenço presidency. What's next?

After João Lourenço was elected president of Angola in August 2017, succeeding José Eduardo Dos Santos, who had led Angola for thirty-eight years, the country started to break away from the Dos Santos system and a very large number of members of the…

L’Inde et le Maghreb / India and the Maghreb

This paper proposes to describe and understand the relationship among the Maghreb and India, the latter being a significant as well as an emerging power in the world today. At the center of this research is the concern to better understand the posi…

Artificial Intelligence and Political Science

The future of representative democracy is uncertain. The gradual consolidation of its institutions, procedures, cultural and ideological references, was directly congruent with the evolution of the industrial age economic and social compound. But th…

Libye Déterminants politiques internes et préalables institutionnels à l’organisation d’élections / Internal Political Determinants and Institutional Prerequisites for the Organisation of Elections

In the context of conflict in Libya, this paper explores the role of political actors and their interactions. Following an assessment of the forces involved, the aim is to identify a common notion in Libyan political discourse, that of "people", and…

Présidentielle 2019 au Nigéria: Un Paysage Pré-électoral dominé par les Violences et les Rivalités politiques / Presidential Election 2019 in Nigeria: A Pre-electoral Landscape dominated by Political Violence and Rivalry

Since the announcement by President Muhammad Buhari of his candidacy for the election in February 2019, Nigeria experienced premature electoral campaign fever. On the majority side, the time is running out to ensure a second term for the incumbent…

Africa’s New Social Movements: A Continental Approach

Scholars of social movements and global protest have long neglected social movements in Africa, ostensibly because African societies are too rural, too tradition- or ethnicity-bound, or lacking advanced class formations. Those who have broached the …

Sénégal: Que réservent les Présidentielles de février? / Senegal: What do the February Presidential Elections hold?

The presidential election, which was scheduled to take place within the next seven years in Senegal, will be held on February 24, 2019. The election campaign will officially launch on February 3. The vote will be decisive for a country that will mov…

Spelling the End of Washington's Leniency with Beijing: The United States' Return to Africa

The African arena is but an episode in the China-USA soap opera. Nevertheless, given the continent's significance in terms of opportunities for major powers, it is also a space where their rivalry comes to the fore. This is the lens through which th…

Africa and the New Rentier Effect: Oil, Aid, Regime-Type

Rentier state theory grew out of an attempt to understand political development in the oil-rich states of the Middle East. The framework has since been applied to understand the politics of resource-rich countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa,…

Ahead of the Senegalese Presidential Elections: Taking the Temperature from Twitter Mining

This Policy Brief focuses on the Senegalese elections from a Twitter Mining perspective. The authors gathered data from November 2018 to February 2019 about two presidential candidates. The goal was to provide some insights about Sunday’s presidenti…

Fin de la récréation de Washington face à Pékin: Le retour des Etats-Unis en Afrique / Spelling the end of Washington's leniency with Beijing: The United States' Return to Africa

The African arena is but an episode in the China-USA soap opera. Nevertheless, given the continent's significance in terms of opportunities for major powers, it is also a space where their rivalry comes to the fore. This is the lens through which th…

Abiy Ahmed’s ‘Medemer’ Reforms: Can it Ensure Sustainable Growth for Ethiopia and What are the Challenges Facing the New Government?

Since coming to power on April 2018, Dr. Abiy seems to be unstoppable, making the world headlines on many occasions. He has embarked the country on an ambitious and transformative project; he has freed thousands of prisoners and established a Reconc…

Africa’s Natural Resources and Geopolitical Realities

For its 6th edition, the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, focused on the theme of Natural Resource Governance in Africa. One of the forum session’s key discussion points sought to "understand and explain why the exploitation of these re…

Combattants Terroristes étrangers : Le Temps des Retours

The defeat of the terrorist organizations in the Middle East is expected even though it will take some time, thus Daech and Jabhat Fath Al Sham show resistance. The first was due to its amenities and guerrilla tactics, the second because since it is…

Defense, Time For Necessary Adjustments

The debate on defense is more relevant than ever in an evolving global context that is driven by the constant reconfiguration of geostrategic equilibriums and by the importance of the impacts of the economic and financial crisis on States’ budgets l…

La défense a l’heure des adaptations necessaires / Defense, Time For Necessary Adjustments.

This document is also available in English : Defense, Time For Necessary Adjustments. The debate on defense is more relevant than ever in an evolving global context that is driven by the constant reconfiguration of geostrategic equilibriums and by t…

Tribal Dynamics in the Sahel

This paper suggests that tribal dynamics of power structure are key in reestablishing peace and development in the region. The Sahel region’s security challenges are directly influenced by tribalism and ethnic dynamics. In recent decades mistreatmen…

La Russie en Afrique: Renouvellement d’une Ancienne Relation ou Création d’une Nouvelle ? / Russia in Africa: Renewal of an Old Relationship or the Creation of a New

Relations between Russia and Africa headlines in the news for some time. There are two main reasons for this : on the one hand, the African continent is taking more and more the appearance of an arena where the big and those less famous, each wantin…

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