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Conflict Trends Issue 3 2004

"As a result of the 9/11 events and how it changed the world, it appears that a dividing line has been drawn between those who support a call to root out terrorism wherever it might appear in order to achieve global peace, and those who still thin...

The State of the Region Security Sector Governance in Southern Africa

"The aim of this conference was to explore dynamics that influence the democratic governance of the security sector in Southern Africa. The 1990s was a period of democratic transition for many states in Southern Africa. These transitions often en...

Gender, Peace and Security in Southern Africa

"The aims of the workshop were to: Provide a comparative overview of the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Africa. Analyse the conflicts in Southern Africa. Obtain first-hand knowledge from women in the region on their peace and security challenges...

The Sixth Franco-African Conference of Heads of State and the 16th Summit of the Organization of African Unity

The brief report summarizes events that took place at the conference. From the considerations of security, the summit addressed Euro-African relations, and requested France to convey the concern of French speaking Africa and its bearing on African...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 4, no. 3, 1980

This issue of the newsletter starts with Smuts House Notes. It then covers topics on South Africa-changing American perceptions; some observations on US media coverage of South Africa in the 1980s; the Foreign Policy Dynamics of countries great an...

International Peacekeeping by the United Nations: Some Main Issues and Problems Revisited

"The maintenance of peace has become the central problem and the overriding preoccupation of nation states, international law and international organization. The globalization of efforts aimed at peace maintenance and promotion has been achieved t...

Reciprocity in Nigerian Foreign Policy (The Akinyemi Doctrine)

"At the All-Nigeria Conference on Foreign Policy held at NIPSS, Kuru in April, 1986, the President and Commander-in-Chief, Major-General Ibahim Babangida, challenged the nation's assembled foreign policy intelligentsia to identify and define Niger...

Change in Eastern/Central Europe: Some implications for Southern Africa

"The countries of Central and Eastern Europe and also of Southern Africa are in a period of dramatic change. In both regions we are going through a process of transformation. The circumstances in our various countries are very different, but I bel...

Fascilitating Trade in a Security Conscious World

"This briefing explores how the new security measures adopted by Africa’s key trading partners after the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States could adversely affect our export competitiveness and economic growth. More importantly,...

What's Urdu for Biltong? Can South Africa Help Pakistan?

"Following its democratic turn in 1994, Nelson Mandela wrote the year previously, the second pillar of South African foreign policy would be the principle ‘that just and lasting solutions to the problems of humankind can only come through the prom...

The South African defence industry and the new thinking on security

"The idea of adopting a new approach to the way security is thought about in the region raises a number of questions with regard to the future of the South African Defence Industry (SADI). These arise, not only because of deep-seated fears based o...

The accord of Nkomati: Context and content

"The purpose of the present article is to focus on the Accord of Nkomati in the broader context of Southern African relations, to analyse its content and to compare it with the other non-aggression agreements concluded by South Africa. Part of ...

The free world and South Africa

Senator McGovern addressed SAIIA on 7 December 1978 on an issue that was similar to the American situation 200 years ago namely maintaining security and stability whilst advancing freedom and justice. The Senator described the free world and what ...

International relations in Southern Africa

"The aim of this Symposium on International Relations in Southern Africa was to place in perspective South Africa's relations with those states which can be included within the general geographical area of Southern Africa. The first paper deals w...

South Africa's search for security since the Second World War

South Africa’s search for security before the Second World War showed a number of characteristics that stayed consistent over the years with minor changes. The Islam in Africa will be discussed to determine if the pre-war characteristics of securi...

Some foreign policy implications of South Africa's "total national strategy" with particular reference to the "12-point plan"

"The purpose of this study is to try and assess the foreign policy implications of Total National Strategy. Local discussion of TNS has largely focused on its domestic ramifications, thus tending to overlook its relevance for South Africa's foreig...

South Africa - Defence transformation and new security progress and prospects

South Africa's Defence White paper broadly outlined the country's response to the new security environment and identified long-term goals for transformation of the SANDF. The transformation aims included modern, effective, affordable and accountab...

What do we think? A survey of white opinion on foreign policy issues no 6

This document describes the results of a survey of white opinion on South African foreign policy issues. The objective was to establish shifts in political views since the last survey two years ago in 1990. It investigated perceptions of domestic ...

Peacemaking and democracy in Southern Africa: An American View

This article describes peacemaking and democracy in Southern Africa from an American point of view. It places South Africa into the global context of recent changes in the world, states the grounds for optimism in Southern Africa, and lists dynami...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 62

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts:SOUTH AFRICA AND SCANDINAVIA: Statement on South Africa from the Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Nordic Countries at Karlshamn; USA, USSR AND AFRICA: Joint Statement of USSR Foreign ...

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