The NCA (formerly the Norwegian Council for Southern Africa) tries to raise awareness about Africa and African affairs. Their website offers background articles and news on Africa. The NCA has since 1967 spearheaded the Norwegian struggle against apartheid, and worked for democracy and justice in Southern Africa. Best known was their Index on Africa, a gateway to information on Africa on the Internet, with over 3.800 links sorted by country, subject and news. Unfortunately, the index was removed in spring 2010 (approximately). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Africa-EU Strategic Partnership is the formal channel through which the European Union and the African continent work together. It is based on the Joint Africa-Europe Strategy adopted by Heads of State and Government at the second EU-Africa Summit in 2007. The current Roadmap 2014-2017 sets out concrete targets within 5 priority areas of cooperation agreed at the 4th EU-Africa Summit in 2014 [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.This Web site contains the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Because the original intent of the series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser-known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. ... [according to site editor's information]
JEFCAS does research in African Politics, Development and Security. Research questions can be about conflicts, post-conflict reconstruction, poverty and inequality, resources. JEFCAS only offers postgraduate courses (MA as well as PhD). Further research questions and projects for example are about AIDS, child labour or water governance. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
APFO was established in 1994 as an organization with an overall objective of research and advocacy on peace and security issues in the Horn of Africa. It was contracted by IGAD Secretariat in 2003 to act as a National Research Institute in support of the implementation of IGAD Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Mechanism in the IGAD region. APFO's areas of interest are:
* Political reforms
* Impact of constitutional reforms
* Small arms and human security
* Community and women participation in peace process
* Formulating and building structures for managing conflict
* Conflict analysis and peace building
Projects are implemented through a range of collaborative activities with various partner organizations and groups. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Air and Space Power Journal, published quarterly, is the professional journal of the United States Air Force. It is designed to serve as an open forum for the presentation and stimulation of innovative thinking on military doctrine, strategy, force structure, readiness, and other matters of national defense. ... [according to site editor's information]
The African Security Sector Network (ASSN) was created at Elmina, Ghana in November 2003, out of a recognition of the need to harmonise the activities of the various African organisations working in the area of security sector reform (or transformation) and governance. [...] the ASSN does not see itself as a ‘civil society organisation’ in the conventional sense, but rather as a multidisciplinary network spanning academics, think-tanks, civil society organisations (CSOs), security practitioners (active and retired), members of parliament, and so on. A principal objective is to bridge the often substantial gap between these stakeholders (in particular, between academics and practitioners, and between CSOs and state-based actors) while harnessing their collective expertise, and enabling experiences from different traditions of security organisation and practice (anglophone, francophone and lusophone) to be shared. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Africa Center is a unique American institution that fosters professional development of Africa's civilian and military leaders, supports democratic governance in Africa, and facilitates long-term, continuing dialogue with and among leaders from Africa, Europe, and the United States. As a primarily academic organization, the Africa Center is located within the U.S. Department of Defense's National Defense University. Founded on the DoD's Regional Center concept, the Africa Center (and its four counterpart regional centers) represent one way that the United States promotes and reinforces American values and strengthens U.S. national security. The Africa Center achieves these goals by offering rigorous academic programs in civil-military relations, national security studies, and defense economics. A diverse ensemble of leaders have participated in Africa Center programs, including ministers and senior officials from African ministries; generals, chiefs of defense staffs, colonels, and other senior military leaders; ambassadors and diplomats; civil society leaders; directors of international and regional organizations; senior level U.S. government officials; and current and former African heads of state.To ensure academic excellence and policy relevance, the Africa Center philosophy includes eight pillars that serve as the basis for all Africa Center activities. · Consultation· Partnership· Program excellence· Non-attribution and academic freedom · Relevance to African leaders· Significance for U.S. policy· Respect for others· Ethical conduct ... [according to site editor's information]
"The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has developed the program “Experience Africa” to promote social and economic development within Africa, and to strengthen relations between cultural groups and nation states on the continent. At the global level, the program works to promote stronger political, economic, and cultural links between Africa and other regions.The program pursues these goals by bringing together stakeholders from across Africa and the wider international community to discuss and explore salient issues, and to establish sustainable networks of likeminded individuals. Such stakeholders are brought together through regular academic study tours, as part of our young leaders forum “Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders”, as well as through ongoing conferences and academic events. The program will also contribute a diverse range of academic research that is made available to the general public online." ... [according to site editor’s information]
EUISS has the status of an autonomous agency that comes under the EU's second "pillar" the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).
Having an autonomous status and intellectual freedom, the EUISS does not represent or defend any particular national interest. Its aim is to help create a common European security culture, to enrich the strategic debate, and systematically to promote the interests of the Union.
The EUISS contributes to the development of the CFSP by performing three functions:
* research and debate on the major security and defence issues that are of relevance to the EU;
* forward-looking analysis for the Union's Council and High Representative;
* development of a transatlantic dialogue on all security issues with the countries of Europe, Canada and the United States. ... [according to site editor's information]