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3 March 2015
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02 Mar 2015
 
 
Secrecy and the politics of disruption
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In South Africa, we have stumbled upon a new trend: that of disrupting the business of legislatures, be it the national Parliament or provincial legislatures. It seems, though, that little was...
 
 
27 Feb 2015
 
Ebola is not over yet
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The announcement by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that children will be returning to school, and that borders with neighbouring countries will reopen, comes as a huge relief to everyone...
 
 
26 Feb 2015
 
Spy cables: supping with the devil
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
South Africa’s secret service, the State Security Agency (SSA), has been caught with its pants down (to the great amusement of the South African public) by a flood of revelations about its...
 
 
25 Feb 2015
 
UN peacekeeping review: change, or more of the same?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Peacekeeping operations, and their effectiveness, have long been subject to public scrutiny. Late last year, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a High-Level Independent...
 
 
24 Feb 2015
 
Pushing the reset button on Lesotho's democracy
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On Saturday 28 February, the people of Lesotho will head to the polls. The national election is being held two years earlier than originally planned – sadly not because citizens of the mountain...
 
 
20 Feb 2015
 
Nuclear weapons: reading the signs of the times
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last month, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that it had moved its so-called Doomsday Clock three minutes closer to midnight. The Doomsday Clock is internationally recognised as an...
 
 
19 Feb 2015
 
UN staying in eastern DRC – for now
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The expression on the face of Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), revealed nothing as the camera swept over...
 
 
18 Feb 2015
 
Post-conflict development: how South Africa can make a difference through SADC
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The important role that regional organisations can play in matters of peace and security has long been recognised. In Africa, the regional economic communities are increasingly taking on a role in...
 
 
 
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