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South Africa’s Foreign Policy under the Zuma Government: A Human Rights-based Policy or a Pragmatic Approach Based on Political and Economic Considerations?

"Since 1994 human rights have emerged as a central pillar of South Africa’s international relations. This paper explores the genesis of a human rights-based approach to foreign policy and international relations globally under the Mandela governme...

The 13th Ordinary Session of the African Union and the Question of a United States of Africa

"This paper is primarily concerned with the decision which seeks to transform the AU Commission into the AU Authority as an important step towards continental political unification. It analyses the rationale behind and approach towards political ...

Dependency, Instability and Shifting Global Power Influences and Interests in African Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

"Given the multiplicity of nations involved there is not one African foreign policy but many, reflecting diverse interests, weaknesses, strengths and national histories. The challenge of an introductory paper such as this is to reflect that diver...

International Affairs Bulletin (Vol. 13/No 3/1989)

"This edition of the bulletin has been dedicated to a new framework for foreign policy analysis.Charles Kegley explores the achievements and shortcomings of the Comparative Foreign Policy paradigm. He suggests a number of ways in which this paradi...

Libya: A Critical Review of Tripoli’s Sub-Saharan African Policies

"The paper is divided into four sections. The first section looks at the internal structures of the Jamahiriya and addresses the internal dynamics within the revolutionary committees in the country. The second section deals with the main geo-poli...

Angolan Legislative Elections: Analysing the MPLA’s Triumph

"Despite the cloak of legitimacy provided by reforms to improve the country’s international image, including measures concerning fiscal transparency and the rapid rehabilitation of infrastructure,the control and heavy-handedness with which the Ang...

Submission from the Institute for Security Studies and the Open Society Justice Initiative to the Ad Hoc Committee considering the Protection of Information Bill [B62010]

"The aim then is to provide a statutory framework which provides direction to those in government who are charged with information protection; substantially reduce the amount of state information that is protected from disclosure; provide more ef...

Power Play: International Politics, Germany, South Africa and the FIFA World Cup

"The decision to bid for and host a mega sport event is largely a political one. Yet despite an increasing focus on socio-political implications, there is a pervasive notion that staging such an event will result in significant economic dividends ...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 2, 1978

This international affairs bulletin contains four articles: Hedley Bull’s article concerns the relationship between the West and South Africa, which is more tense than ever before. This article inquires into reasons for Western hostility towards ...

Senator Nancy Kassebaum on American African policies

This background briefing contains the text of an article by Senator Nancy Kassebaum which appeared in the Washington Star of 10 June 1981, as well as the text of an interview with Senator Kassebaum which appeared in the July-August issue of Africa...

OSSREA Bulletin Vol 6 No 1

This paper features 4 articles. The first article attempts to assess the universal theme of 'confession' as it appears in two Anglo-Indian novels, namely A.K. Naryan's The Guide and B.Bhattacharya's He Who Rides a Tiger. In the second article the ...

Suid Afrika: 'n onverbonde buitelandse beleidsrigting

It is suggested that South Africa should rather pursue a policy of flexible response, combining the best elements of a three dimensional option namely meaningful technical-functional cooperation on a regional level, and domestic policy adjustments...

The Iberian Connection Strategies for growth and co-operation in Spanish-South African Relations

This report highlights a number of ways to realise the full potential of Spanish-South African relations. Development of joint ventures and investments in mining, infrastructure programmes, marketing, wine making, banking etc. Lessons from shared ...

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 ...

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 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...

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