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Recalibrating South Africa's Role in Global Economic Governance: A Nigerian Perspective on Some Strategic Challenges

"A Nigerian perspective on South Africa’s position in global economic governance, particularly in relation to its role in the BRICS grouping and the G-20, provides critical insights into the potential benefits of a reinvigorated Nigerian–South Af…

To Protect or to Intervene? Contesting R2P as a Norm in South Africa's Foreign Policy

"This policy insights paper contends that the ‘reaction pillar’ of the responsibility to protect (R2P) makes a specific statement about the residual responsibility of the international community to intervene when states are unable or unwilling to p…

Turkey and the G-20 Presidency: Implications for LIDCs and Africa

"Turkey started its G-20 presidency in 2015 with three priorities – inclusiveness, investment and implementation – and the crosscutting themes of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and low-income developing countries (LIDCs). Of these, inc…

South African Foreign Policy and the UN Security Council: Assessing its Impact on the African Peace and Security Architecture

"This policy insights paper examines the globalisation of South African foreign policy through its two-term tenure on the UNSC, focusing on its agenda for the promotion of peace and security in Africa. This agenda, which strengthened formal ties be…

Co-operation in the South Atlantic Zone: Amplifying the African Agenda

"South Africa’s foreign policy prioritises peaceful and sustainable growth in Africa by maximising its external engagements in increasingly strategic ways. Until now, Brazil has formed the pivot of South Africa’s engagements in South America, with …

Presidential Term Limits: A New African Foreign Policy Challenge

"A coup d’état in Burkina Faso in October 2014 thwarted attempts by West Africa’s former regional strongman Blaise Compaoré to extend his stay in power. A few months later, in May 2015, an attempted coup in Burundi sought to settle simmering tensio…

The Prospects of South Africa’s Engagement with ASEAN Countries

Asia's importance in the South African foreign policy is commonly attributed to the level of bilateral relations and increasing trade relations South Africa has with the Asian emerging powers such as China India and Japan to name a few. However it i…

Modi's New Foreign Policy Agenda and the Implications for Africa

"The third India–Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) took place in New Delhi in October 2015, just over a year after Narendra Modi became prime minister. Situating India–Africa ties within the context of India’s evolving geopolitical calculations, which see …

The Foreign Policies of African States in the Age of Democracy and Human Rights

"The establishment of the AU in 2002 created opportunities for an ambitious democracy and human rights agenda in the foreign and continental policies of African states. The Constitutive Act of the AU sets the normative basis for integrating various …

To the Ends of the Earth: Antarctica, the Antarctic Treaty and South Africa

"One of the most effective global governance regimes of the post-World War II period that has received very little attention over the years is the Antarctic Treaty.The Treaty provides for inspections and stipulates, inter alia, that Antarctica shoul…

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 25 No.3 May-June 2013

In ‘Kenya: A new test case for the ICC’ Kenyan stability requires human rights, the rule of law and a narrowing of the gap between the rich and the poor. This cannot simply be imposed through the strike of the gavel in an ICC court. In ‘Crafting for…

Xenophobia Trivialises South Africa's Ambitious Africa Policy

"South Africa’s grand transition and re-integration into international affairs under former president Nelson Mandela gave the country the moral resources to lead in Africa. An exceptional transition of domestic tolerance and a declared commitment t…

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 2 No 2, Apr - Jun 2006

Several issues are discussed in this edition under the following headings: International Conference on ECOWAS Milestones in Regional Integration. Inter Cultural and Inter Ethnic communication and effective conflict management in the 21st century Nig…

Nuanced Balancing Act: South Africa's National and International Interests and its 'African Agenda'

"Since apartheid ended, much of South Africa’s positioning on the world stage has been informed by what has been described as an Afrocentric approach to foreign relations. This paper examines the central question of whether or not the South African …

South African Foreign Policy in Today's World

This article looks at "the major thrust of South African policies in the Southern African Region. It focuses on the outward movement and some of the implications on this movement of recent changes in Angola and Mozambique, as well as potential chang…

Three Months of U.D.I

This article looks at Africa's last three months' activities in terms of Unilateral Declarations of Independence (UDI). It also discusses Mr. Wilson's position on his policy towards Rhodesia and then it focuses on sanctions implemented against Rhode…

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 Afri…

The Republic of South Africa and Detente

This article gives a historical view of the development in South Africa in the post-World War II period. It describes the international affairs policies of the sixties and how these policies have changed over time. It then looks at the easing of str…

The Political Outlook in Southern Africa

"Confidence in a country's future depends both on sound economic conditions and on a stable political environment. But it is equally true that a lack of confidence can itself create negative results, politically and economically, and therefore confi…

The Lome Conventions: From Sunday Charity to a New International Economic Order

"The goal of this paper is to trace the history of European-African relations in the post-Independence era; to try to place the first Lome Convention in the quest for a new International Economic Order; to discuss the recent negotiations on a new Lo…

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