• IISS Voices

    Hanna Ucko Neill: Burkina Faso - a warning for Africa’s strongmen

    14 November 2014.  Will a popular uprising in a relatively stable nation force other African leaders to rethink plans to extend their time in power?

  • ACD Insight

    Burkina Faso: a warning for Africa’s strongmen

    13 November 2014.  Will a popular uprising in a relatively stable nation force other African leaders to rethink plans to extend their time in power?

  • Events

    Where is South Sudan Heading?

    11 February 2014. 

    Key Address
    Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Government of South Sudan
    Discussant: James Copnall, Correspondent, Sudan and South Sudan, BBC
    Discussant: Thomas Mawan Muortat, South Sudanese Political Commentator
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 11 February 2014

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    05 February 2014. 

    Sub-Saharan Africa: The conflict in Mali; Continental security initiatives; Defence economics
    South Africa: Deployment lessons
    Nigeria: Moving beyond Joint Task Forces
    Ethiopia: Creating national armed forces; Defence Reform; Reform during operations; Defence economics

  • IISS Voices

    Virginia Comolli: Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

    18 December 2013.  By Virginia Comolli, Research Associate for Transnational Threats Over the past five years, there has been a spike in piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea – a trend that has been accompanied by increased attention from international organisations, regional and foreign navies and countries further afield. Maritime crime has affected the coastal area stretching from Mauritania to Angola for around 30 years. However, the suppression of piracy in the Gulf...

  • IISS Voices

    Randolph Bell: Kenya at 50

    12 December 2013.    By Randolph Bell, Managing Director, IISS–US Today, 12 December, is the 50th anniversary of Kenya’s independence from Britain. The country has been in the news a good deal over the past year, so it is worth taking stock of its successes and challenges. Despite recent setbacks, such as the horrifying al-Shabaab attack on the Westgate Mall, Kenya continues to be the most prosperous, stable and promising country in East Africa. Perhaps the...

  • Strategic Comments

    Al-Shabaab targeted after Nairobi attack

    11 November 2013. 

    Despite efforts by the African Union and Somalia to contain al-Shabaab, the group still controls large areas of rural Somalia, and demonstrated its reach with the 21 September attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

  • IISS Voices

    Hanna Ucko Neill: End of the road for Congo's M23?

    06 November 2013.  By Hanna Ucko Neill, Global Conflicts Analyst; Coordinator, Armed Conflict Database A revolutionary new UN combat brigade may have helped the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) army to defeat a rebellion in the country’s troubled east. The rebel group M23 (March 23) declared this week that it was laying down its arms, bringing to an end an 18-month insurgency in which 80,000 have been displaced and thousands killed or injured...

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 7: Africa

    07 September 2013. 

    West Africa's Troubled Year
    The Horn, Central and East Africa: Qualified Progress
    Southern Africa: Quest for Integration

  • Events

    The future of the two Sudans

    21 June 2013. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Amin Hasan Omer, Chief Negotiator for Darfur
    Tadjeldeen Bashir Nyam, Minister for Reconstruction in Darfur
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 21 June 2013

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