The Institute for Security Studies with its head office in Pretoria, South Africa, and offices in Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal offers a huge range of resources concerning security topics in Africa (e.g. more than 200 e-books since 1996, studies, audio material, journals, news, ....). All of this is available online for free. [editors ilissAfrica]
The German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung:
The main issues affecting all three regions include political system change, conflict management, the creation of regional structures, and external relations. German and European policies vis-á-vis these regions constitute another area of interest. Islam and development policies have to be considered issues of particular concern to German and European policy-makers interested in African and Middle Eastern matters. One subject of major interest has been the Elite Change in the Arab World.
Especially the SWP Research Paper and Dossiers concerning current issues are worthwhile looking at
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