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Drawing in the dragon: China's involvement in Africa's peace & security

January 29, 2015

By Semiha Abdulmelik: ‘Meaningful participation in African conflict-resolution processes is not an important aspect of China’s current Africa relations. China is becoming increasingly important in the landscape of African politics, including in conflict-affected theatres, but is not as significant an actor as external perceptions contend. Nor has the Chinese government shown any particular inclination for … Continue reading “Drawing in the dragon: China's involvement in Africa's peace & security”

Following France: a new formula for military intervention

January 23, 2015

By Jackson Webster: Since the end of the Cold War, American and European military forces have struggled to find a new purpose. Today’s military policy choices are driven by two conflicting philosophies. The first is continued concentration on the maintenance of large conventional forces by NATO powers. Accompanying this maintenance of hard power capability is … Continue reading “Following France: a new formula for military intervention”

Is Mali set to be the next Afghanistan?

November 9, 2012

By Peter Douglas With Mrs Clinton holdings talks with Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika to secure Algeria’s backing for military force against militants in northern Mali the possibility of a serious international intervention in the region is increasing. Reports of new Jihadist fighters flooding into Northern Mali from Algeria, Sudan, and the Western Sahara the destabilisation … Continue reading “Is Mali set to be the next Afghanistan?”

Is “war” in Mali “inevitable”?

November 4, 2012

By Melisa Tezcan A military coup earlier this year saw the northern region of Mali fall into the hands of Islamic and separatist rebels. Eight months on and the rebels have maintained their hold, causing thousands of citizens to flee their homes and sparking an international humanitarian crisis. Taking back the northern region of Mali … Continue reading “Is “war” in Mali “inevitable”?”


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