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African Standby Force Police Roster System

"This paper specifies the features and functions of the ASF police roster system with the aim of helping to create a clear, shared understanding of what it entails. It also proposes the relevant standards, procedures and tools of the roster data ope…

Fighting for Peace Offensive Intervention to Make Peace Support Possible

"There is a reasonably general understanding and acceptance of peacekeeping as a sometimes necessary task; less so of peace enforcement; and hardly any understanding or acceptance at all of offensive military interventions. However, some situations …

Landmarks in peacekeeping training in West Africa and the role of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

"This paper analyses the increasing incidents in Africa of establishing ‘Centres of Excellence’ to train peacekeepers in contemporary peace support operations. It situates the analyses within the context of the cognitive processes and experiential g…

Advancing Peace and Security in Africa

"In a complex and globalized security environment, having strong and capable partners on the African continent to tackle transnational challenges advances U.S. national security interests. In this regard, the growing capabilities of African countrie…

Conflict Trends Issue 2 2014

In ‘Modern United Nations Peacekeeping: Towards a Holistic Approach to Addressing Conflict’ peacekeeping is part of the holistic approach to addressing conflict, along with conflict prevention, peacemaking, peace enforcement and peacebuilding. This …

Building the Capacity of the Malian Police: Why MINUSMA needs to think outside the box

The policy brief aims to outline how the capacity-building aspect of the police component of MINUSMA can be strengthened to achieve the mission goal of assisting the re-establishment of state authority and the rebuilding of the security sector. The …

African Perspectives on Challenges of Police Command in Peace Support Operations

In this paper it was aimed to identify African perspectives specific to the police component and its role in the African Peace and Security Architecture. Challenges for police command at strategic, operational and tactical levels are then reviewed. …

Africa's Current and Future Stability

This paper first presented the current trends of violence and instability in Africa and then modelled alternative future trends – these are uncertain and do not purport to be accurate predictions. In this paper it is speculated that the levels of ar…

Privatisation of security and military functions and the demise of the Modern Nation-State in Africa

"The overarching aim of this paper is to interrogate how the increasing commodification of violence, as embodied by the PSI in general, and PMCs in particular, challenges the notion of the Weberian state. That is, whether the privatisation of secur…

South Africa’s Peacekeeping Role in Burundi: Challenges and Opportunities for Future Peace Missions

"The objective of this study is to provide an analysis of South Africa’s role in peacekeeping in Burundi and to identify the opportunities and challenges that confronted South Africa’s peacekeeping mission. The Department of Defense (DoD) in its ow…

Uganda: Still an African Success Story?

"A deal bringing an end to the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was reportedly signed at a mini-summit arranged by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on 18 April attended by the Congo's Laurent Kabila, Chad's President Idriss Deby, along wit…

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2011

"Peacekeeping and peacebuilding initiatives have evolved, transformed and adapted to new realities, with the aim of providing more effective and sustainable responses to armed conflicts and the processes that follow the aftermath of these conflicts…

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2008

This Issue features several articles under the following headings: Regional Child Warriors in West Africa. Strategies for Peace Education Integration in ECOWAS Member States’ Tertiary School Curricula. Intelligence and Peacekeeping − Are We Winning?…

Conflict Trends Issue 2 2010

"The TfP programme at ACCORD is therefore currently engaged in a series of activities that aim to increase the understanding and professionalism of the civilian dimension of peacekeeping operations. With this aim as a central focus, this Conflict …

Conflict Trends Issue 4 2009

This issue comprises several articles which are as follows: 1)Paramilitary Groups and National Security: A Comparison Between Colombia and Sudan 2)The Path to Economic and Political Emancipation in Sri Lanka 3)Symbiosis of Peace and Development in K…

Conflict Trends Issue 1 2010

This issues comprises several articles entitled as follows: 1)The Emerging UN/AU Peacekeeping Partnership 2)Community Reintegration Models for Ex-militias: Lessons for the Niger Delta and other divided societies 3)Zimbabwe’s Illusive National Heali…

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2009

"This issue of Conflict Trends covers the specific developments in African peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and the synergies and overlapping concerns that exist between them. With the current global economic decline, the challenges of peacekeeping…

Conflict Trends Issue 1 2007

"This Issue highlights the significant role that national, regional and continental parliamentary bodies – as well as supporting international organisations and international cooperating partners – can, and must, play in resolving Africa’s conflict…

Conflict Trends Issue 4 2005

This issue comprises several articles which are as follows: 1)From Peacekeeping to Peace Operations 2)The Civilian Dimensions of the African Standy-by Force System 3) Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Power Tools in Peacekeeping Missions 4)Towards a C…

Conflict Trends Issue 1 2005

This issue covers several articles which are as follows: 1)Reforming the World Trade, Aid and Security System 2) The Reflection on Peace Agreements in Africa 3)Conditions for Peace: The State, Private Sector and Civil Society 4)Building Peace in Ang…

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