• Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 4: Sub-Saharan Africa

    09 May 2017. 

    Central African Republic
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Ethiopia
    Nigeria (Boko Haram)
    Nigeria (Delta Region)
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sudan (Blue Nile, Darfur and South Kordofan)

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    14 February 2017.  Sub-Saharan Africa: Continental Security Developments; African Standby Force: slow progress; Results of Amani Africa II; Regional developments; African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crisis; AU–UN cooperation; Recent developments; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence economics and procurement

    Eritrea: Defence policy; Armed forces; Defence economics and industry

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 4: Sub-Saharan Africa

    05 May 2016. 

    Central African Republic
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Ethiopia
    Nigeria (Boko Haram)
    Nigeria (Delta Region)
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sudan (Darfur)

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    09 February 2016.  External military support; Defence economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement
    South Africa: Funding and operational challenges; Foreign engagements; The SANDF; Army; Navy; Air force; Defence Review; Defence economics

  • Events

    Is ISIS making inroads in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    26 November 2015. 

    Webinar
    Virginia Comolli, IISS Research Fellow for Security and Development
    Thursday 26 November 2015, 11am GMT

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 4: Sub-Saharan Africa

    14 April 2015.  Central African Republic
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Ethiopia
    Nigeria (Delta Region)
    Nigeria (Ethno-religious Violence)
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sudan (Darfur)

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    19 February 2015.  The Ebola crisis; Defence economics;
    Kenya: Defence economics
    The Somali National Army: structural and operational developments; Operations and tactics; International training support

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 5: Prioritising the protection of civilians

    19 February 2015. 

    In non-permissive environments, armed groups emerge as the principal agents of victimisation and, therefore, the focus of UN POC efforts. To be effective, however, UN missions must first understand the motivations behind the perpetrators of violence.

  • Strategic Comments

    Central African Republic: new UN mission

    30 September 2014. 

    The success of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR will depend on its ability to adapt to the shifting dynamics of a conflict that has gripped the country since early 2013. It hopes to succeed where eight previous peacekeeping missions since 1979 have failed.

  • IISS Voices

    Antônio Sampaio: The Evolution of Hybrid Armed Groups

    24 September 2014.  By Antônio Sampaio, Research Analyst for Security and Development An improvised explosive device was detonated near a road as a Colombian police convoy passed by it in the small rural town of Tierradentro, Córdoba department, on 16 September. Seven officers were killed. The scale of the attack was shocking in itself given that it was perpetrated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the middle of advanced peace negotiations...

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