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G-8 Preview: Bush and Allies to Discuss Repairing Their Rift and Rebuilding Iraq

The annual economic summit of eight industrialized nations, which begins June 1 in Evian, France, will provide an opportunity for President Bush to repair relations with major European countries that opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly...

Three years as British Ambassador in South Africa

This paper is the viewpoint of the British Ambassador to South Africa of the changes that took place during his period in office. Sir David Scott describes his involvement in Namibia, Rhodesia and developments in South Africa to change social and ...

Sanctions against South Africa: the changing context

This paper discusses the reasons for sanctions against countries and what the achievement of this supposedly would be. The sanctions by Britain against Rhodesia is discussed in length and continues with answering the question if dialogue and negot...

South Africa and the Commonwealth political, strategic, economic

This paper is divided into three sections. In the first part the political situation in South Africa is discussed and background is given on the political parties of the time. The relationship of South Africa with Britain is given attention as Bri...

British policy towards Southern Africa: Lord Carrington's United Nations speech

On 25 September 1979, the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Lord Carrington, spoke in the General Debate on world affairs at the current session of the U.N. General Assembly. Concerning Rhodesia, Lord Carrington maintained that B...

Rhodesia

This paper is a follow up on a previous talk by Professor Cockram. He addresses the four problems that was discussed ten months earlier but in a different order. The sequence represents the order of importance. The problems are sanctions imposed o...

Rhodesia - after the tiger

"Much of the confusion which attended the failure of the Talks on the Tiger in December last, and the subsequent rejection by the Rhodesian Government of the terms of the draft memorandum for a settlement, was due to the attempt to deal in one d...

Rhodesia: the opening of negotiations

It is essential that the negotiations around the independence of Rhodesia is increasing. Several discussions between different parties has been taking place and the sanction card was exhausted but still no agreement was reached. The possiblity of ...

First impressions of a changing South Africa

This paper is based on the text of the speech delivered by Mr. Reeve on the occasion of the Witwatersrand Branch of the Institute’s Annual General Meeting on 27 November 1991. It discusses the recent unexpected changes in South Africa, the proce...

Britain, South Africa and the fall of Margaret Thatcher

This brief report discusses British policy towards South Africa in the aftermath of Margaret Thatcher’s fall. South Africa will probably be less prominent in British politics, it will slip from the political agenda, and Britain will handle South A...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 40

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: •South Africa, Namibia and Angola: Interview of Major General G.L. Meiring by Dr Simon Baynham UCT. •Zimbabwe and Namibia: Message from acting Prime Minister Simon Muzenda to SWAPO Pr...

SAIIA Newsletter No. 3, 1971

This newsletter contains three articles, seven brief reports, news from the branches, and book reviews. Martin Spring’s article discusses Japan’s rise to economic and technological power, and relates Japan to other nations of the world, including ...

The Commonwealth at Nassau: Initiating intervention in South Africa

"This briefing reviews the proceedings of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Nassau, Bahamas from 16 to 22 October, 1985. It also provides a brief overview of the Commonwealth and its structures, as well as some background inform...

Tax and the Governance Dividend

Generally it is now an accepted belief that taxation contributes to the quality of governance. There are a number of variants of the broad argument. The most general proposition is that, if governments are dependent on broad general taxation for t...

Brexit : le Plafond de Verre a éclaté en Europe / Brexit : the Glass Ceiling gave in on Europe

The scary thought which was anticipated by Europe for several years, today became a painful reality for all of those attached to Europe. With the broad and unambiguous vote of the British people in favour of leaving the European Union, this situat...

Climate Change Adaptation, Conflict and Cooperation: A Diplomatic Approach for Africa?

"Internationally, scientific and policy debates on the potential security implications of climate change have recently gained great momentum. It is now clear that climate change poses one of the key challenges for global economic development and h...

South Africa, Britain and Rhodesia

This article touches on the killing of Dr. Verwoerd and South Africa's foreign policy before and after his death and how his death might influence the South African foreign policy with regard to Namibia, Rhodesia and cooperation in the Southern Af...

Rhodesia - May 1968

The article speaks about how "economic and financial sanctions have failed and that Rhodesia is hacking out its own solution to its constitutional problems." It looks at how "the initial guerrilla attacks have failed and have brought military and ...

The Commonwealth After Harare

"The rapidly changing international environment confronts not only governments but international organizations of which they are members with new situations and challenges, and the Commonwealth is certainly no exception. A body whose membership is...

The Conservative Victory and its Probable Effect on British and United States Foreign Policy towards Southern Africa

"The foregoing analysis has set out to show that there is little prospect of a change in British and American foreign policy towards white-controlled Southern Africa in the near future. Any change in these policies would represent a major shift in...

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