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You Must Read—Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming

If you spend enough time around researchers or market analysts you will learn one adage—it’s not what a company says that is important, it’s where a company puts its money that matters. 465 more words

Climate Change

The Costs of the Security Sector: How the Money Question Can Lead to Questions about Purpose

In considering security sector reform, questions of affordability have often been subordinated to questions of effectiveness and expediency.  A recent series of reviews of security expenditures by the World Bank and other actors in Liberia, Mali, Niger and Somalia has highlighted several emerging issues around the (re)construction of security institutions in fragile and conflict-affected states. 2,306 more words


Book Review: Prêcher dans le désert: islam politique et changement social en Mauritanie

Prêcher dans le désert: islam politique et changement social en Mauritanie (Karthala, 2013) by Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem, the preeminent scholar working on political Islam and religious social movements in Mauritania, chronicles the history of Mauritania’s Islamist sub-cultures and political trends from the time of independence through the present. 479 more words


The Sahel: The Role of the Private Sector in Regional Development and Integration

The Sahel – Role of Private Sector in Regional Integration

In this article, Malan Rietveld and Aniket Shah provide interesting economic data about the Sahel, discuss the contribution of the private sector to the development of the region, and propose strategies for regional integration.

EU security strategy in the Sahel

The Sahel, a band of desert stretching across Africa – from Senegal in the West to Eritrea in the East, is a crisis-shaken region where frontiers blur. 1,502 more words


Gone fishing? The gulf of guinea crisis

Last month, the Togolese FM Robert Dussey visited Berlin for talks with German FM Steinmeier [1]. According to the official statements, main topics were Togo’s political development, the unstable security situation in Mali and the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. 1,097 more words


Article on E-IR Site

I’ve had a short article published on the E-International Relations site, giving the African Peace and Security Architecture a good kicking.

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