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The Impact of Obama’s Election on Democracy and Governance Discourse in Africa

"This paper argues that the financial crises in the United States and globally have opened up the possibility for thinking quite differently about the role of the state in governance, the role of the state in development, and the interface between...

Conflict Trends Issue 2 2004

"This special edition of Conflict Trends is dedicated to giving an overview of peacekeeping in Africa. It explores peacekeeping from a global United Nations and African perspective, and examines various African case studies. It is our hope that it...

Health Care Reform in the US and in South Africa: Does New Policy Cure the Disease or Merely Alleviate the Symptoms?

"Both South Africa and the United States (US) have proposed and implemented extensive health care reform in their respective countries within the last two years. For the US, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was meant to over...

Schooling Reform is Possible Lessons for South Africa from International Experience

"International experiences of schooling reform are varied, but a number of common factors emerged from the presentations. Schooling reform is difficult. And yet, with the right leadership and approach, education systems can make significant gains...

Other Facets no 21

In ‘Brazilian Diamond Exports Resumed: Fraud wider than originally believed, ’ the challenge for Brazil will be to enforce new regulations, which are largely computer based, in a system where huge volumes of diamonds are mined by diggers with no l...

The Never-Ending Pursuit of the Lord’s Resistance Army: An Analysis of the Regional Cooperative Initiative for the Elimination of the LRA

“There has recently been heightened concern regarding the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), one of the most deadly insurgent movements in Africa. The LRA can best be described as a quasireligious-rebel armed group that began operatin...

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...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 11, no. 1, 1987

This International Affairs Bulletin contains five articles by various authors. Seweryn Bialer’s article describes the Soviet paradox of external expansion and internal decline. The article analyses changing Soviet attitudes and policies to the ...

South Africa and the United States: A new policy agenda for Africa?

This document describes the end of an ambivalent period in American policy towards Africa. An issue of US foreign policy that receives bipartisan political support is Africa. This policy shift is underpinned by two initiatives: the African Growth ...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 13, no. 2, 1989

This International Affairs Bulletin contains four articles. Charles W. Kegley, Jr’s article describes the foreign policy of America’s Bush administration. Since World War II, American foreign policy has displayed a remarkable degree of continui...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 6

This Southern African Record contains the following: • Address by Henry Kissinger on 2 August 1976. • Address by Dr. Hilgard Muller on 13 Augustus 1976. • Address by Henry Kissinger on 31 August 1976. • Transcript of Press Conference of He...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 44

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: •Non-Aligned Movement: Harare Conference, Aug./Sept. 1986. Extracts from Keynote Address by R.G. Mugabe and from Political Declaration. •South Africa and the United States: Draft Sanc...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 7, no. 4, 1975

This newsletter contains eight articles by various authors. Rudolph Gruber’s article concerns West Germany and describes aspects of German life and institutions, including the political structure, the economy, the social security system, and cu...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 7, no. 3, 1975

This newsletter contains five articles by various authors. Denis Worrall’s article discusses South Africa and détente, starting with the post-World War II period and discussing the outward policy of the sixties, the first dialogue movement, the co...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 6, no. 4, 1974

This newsletter contains five articles by various authors.D.P. de Villiers’s article discusses the future of Southern Africa. States in Black Africa are willing to deal with the Republic on certain conditions, and the Western Powers favour détente...

SAIIA Newsletter No. 2, 1971

This newsletter contains several articles and brief reports. W.B. Vosloo’s article describes external challenges to the South African political system and discusses the major ones, which are independent Africa, the Communist powers, the United Na...

SAIIA Newsletter No. 3, 1972

This newsletter contains three articles and various brief reports. The article by John N. Irwin II describes U.S. foreign policy and the future world environment. Interaction between all nations and peoples will increase and become more complex...

A World Agreement on Oil?

This paper addresses ways to cope with potential instability in the world oil market, with a view to whether action by the L20 can do anything about it. It is often said that the major geographical source of oil, the "Middle East," is a highly tur...

Darfur Rising: Sudan's New Crisis

Sudan, where prospects for peace had looked so promising for much of 2003, has become a potential horror story in 2004. The rapid onset of war in its western region of Darfur has created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises -- thousands de...

South Africa and the United States in a Post-Bush Era

As South Africa faced its own transition of national leadership, its leaders were tasked with dealing with a new administration in Washington, DC, following the United States' national elections due in November 2008.

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