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25 September 2016
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23 Sep 2016
 
 
Will changes in Boko Haram leadership revive local support?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Local support for the so-called West Africa Province of the Islamic State (more commonly referred to as Boko Haram) has always been a nebulous subject. Often measured in terms of recruitment, local...
 
 
22 Sep 2016
 
Magufuli reveals his true colours
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Not long ago, the hashtag #WhatWouldMagufuliDo? became a rallying cry across East African and continental social media, as ordinary African citizens hailed the astonishing first 100 days of...
 
 
21 Sep 2016
 
Use evidence, not fear, to counter terror
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Fear leads to bad policy and practice, because it prompts basic human instincts of fight or flight. These may bring short-term relief, but are counterproductive in the long run. Too many current...
 
 
20 Sep 2016
 
 
 
South Africa's politics of rage
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
There's something wrong with the way in which South Africans ‘do politics’. We are burning with rage. Ahead of the recent local government elections, Tshwane burnt as Luthuli House sought to impose...
 
 
15 Sep 2016
 
Term-limit changes the biggest threat to democracy in Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (92) is famous for quirky responses when asked why he has stayed in power since 1980. Asked by journalists whether it isn’t time he said farewell to the people of...
 
 
14 Sep 2016
 
Two decades and waiting: why are nuclear tests still legal?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Monday, 29 August marked International Day against Nuclear Tests. Declared by the United Nations General Assembly on 2 December 2009, the day also marks the permanent closure of the Semipalatinsk...
 
 
12 Sep 2016
 
The Zuma empire strikes back (or looks East?)
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
President Jacob Zuma and his estranged Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flew in separate aircraft to Hangzhou, China, for the G20 summit last week. For many, that seemed to symbolise nicely the...
 
 
Celebrating South-South cooperation
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Today is perhaps one of the less celebrated international days, namely the United Nations (UN) Day for South-South Cooperation – a notion of solidarity, where countries forego some aspects of...
 
 
 
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