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

"This paper provides a short section on how global shifts in power may impact upon the Council and the associated chances for reform, before examining key themes and issues that South Africa will likely have to confront during its imminent tenure...

Iran: Will the new president make a difference? (The ongoing battle of wills with the US)

This report discusses the Iranian situation and the presidential elections that took place in 2005. The newly elected president is known for his conservatist approach and will focus on the economic issues for Iran and the challenge of how to deal ...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 8, no. 1, 1984

This edition of the Bulletin contains the texts of five papers presented at a conference on "South Africa and its Neighbours: Policy Questions for the 1980V. The first article by Robert Legvold discusses the threat that the Soviet Union holds fo...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 8, no. 1, 1976

This newsletter contains four articles and three brief reports: Ian M. Hume’s article discusses the World Bank and its assistance to Africa. It gives a general outline of the Bank and its structural framework and structure of operations before foc...

Changing Paradigm in Somalia

"Over the last eight years,the international community, whether intentionally or not,has addressed the Somali crisis principally through a counter-terrorist approach. For a number of reasons alluded to in this text, such an attempt to provide a s...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 36

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: South Africa and Swaziland: agreements and discussions on security matters and trade; South Africa and Angola and Namibia: Letters to the UN Security council from South Africa and Angola wi...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 2, 1977

This International Affairs Bulletin contains the following articles: Donald Baker’s article describes US perspectives on development in southern Africa. US policy towards Southern Africa is being transformed. Policy changes can be detected in thr...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 3, 1977

This International Affairs Bulletin contains the following three articles: Deon Geldenhuys’ article describes the politics of international unpopularity as related to South Africa’s status as a pariah state. The article describes how South Africa...

The Proposed AU Authority: Hybridisation, Balancing Intergovernmentalism and Supranationalism

"This paper is a contribution to the ongoing reflection on the proposed AU Authority. It contends that while the AU Commission might have failed to deliver in certain areas, the reasons for non-delivery are a combination of technical and political...

American attitudes towards South Africa: Constructive engagement and the divestment debate

This background briefing describes American attitudes toward South Africa. The importance for the Reagan Administration of the policy of constructive engagement was emphasised in an address of the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Mr...

Rhodesia: The elections and afterwards

This brief report is a version of an interview with the Director of the Institute, Mr. John Barratt, which appeared in Die Vaderland on 33 February 1980. Mr Barratt answered questions on the following subjects: • Whether the election in Rhodesi...

Some general impressions of current U.S. Policy towards South Africa

This brief report on current American policy towards South Africa is based on impressions by a representative group of South Africans on a study tour of the US. Generally, American foreign policy seems confused and lacking direction. US relations ...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 56

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: • South Africa, Namibia and Angola - Texts of UN Security Council Resolution 628 and 629, 16 January 1989 ; 632, 16 February 1989. - Text of UN Council for Namibia Decree No. 1. - T...

British Native policy and administration in tropical Africa

The separation in 1925 of the Colonial Office into two Departments of State, for Dominions and Colonies, was a turning point in the history of the colonial dependencies, allowing the Secretary of State for the Colonies to concentrate on the proble...

Seen from South Africa: Short studies of current International problems

This document includes short studies of the following current international problems as seen from a South African perspective: • The balance of terror. • The United Nations General Assembly. • The Commonwealth and the common market. • Inter...

South West Africa and the international court: Two viewpoints on the 1971 advisory opinion

This document concerns the 1971 Advisory Proceedings on South West Africa in the International Court. The Court proceedings derived from political disputes at the United Nations. Arguments against South Africa were based on an anti-colonial campa...

SAIIA Neswletter No. 4, 1969

This newsletter contains the following articles: The first article is the address by the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. H. Muller, at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, 30th October, 1969, concerning some aspe...

SAIIA Newsletter No. 3, 1969

The newsletter contains four articles by different authors.The first two articles have as its focus the Suez Canal. In the first article the implications of the closing of the Suez Canal is the focus. The closing will not only have an effect on th...

The implications for Southern Africa of a conservative government in the United Kingdom

This report assumes that the Conservative Party will win the British general election of 3 May 1979. Recent Tory pronouncements on Rhodesia, South West Africa/Namibia and South Africa have created hopes of a more sympathetic British attitude towa...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 5, no. 2, 1973

This newsletter contains five articles and three brief reports: Alexandre Aramoun’s article concerns Lebanon’s position in the Middle East, looking at Lebanon’s current politics as well as its history since 1516 to the present, considering the ...

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