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National Defense University Africa Center for Strategic Studies

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Works: 131 works in 225 publications in 2 languages and 32,598 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Roles: Other
Classifications: VA670, 355.03306
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Most widely held works by National Defense University
Lessons learned from peace operations in Africa by Paul D Williams( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have been 40 peace operations deployed to 14 African states since 2000. To be successful, peace operations must be part of an effective political strategy and peace process, not a substitute for them. Policymakers need to move beyond a preoccupation with the number of personnel deployed for each mission and focus on what capabilities are needed to generate the desired political effects. Maintaining legitimacy is a crucial part of achieving success
U.S. security engagement in Africa by William M Bellamy( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite significant recent gains, Africa's security environment remains fragile with a wide array of ongoing and emerging threats placing great strains on already overburdened governments. United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa have realized some success in recent years, especially when they have involved direct support from members of the Security Council. Much more cohesive interagency coordination under strong White House direction is required if the United States is to contribute to Africa's sustained stability given the region's persistent conditions of poverty, inequality, and weak governance
Navies versus coast guards : defining the roles of African maritime security forces by Augustus Vogel( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misinterpreting ethnic conflicts in Africa by Clement Mweyang Aapengnuo( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa Center for Strategic Studies research paper( )

in English and French and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigeria's pernicious drivers of ethno-religious conflict by Chris Kwaja( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimizing Africa's security force structures by H.-R Heitman( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing ostrich : lessons learned from South Africa's response to terrorism by Hussein Solomon( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boko Haram's evolving threat by John-Peter Pham( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reemergence of the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram is cause for significant concern. Since late 2010, the organization has been responsible for a brutal campaign of attacks targeting public officials and institutions and, increasingly, ordinary men, women, and children, wreaking havoc across northern Nigeria. Meanwhile, Boko Haram's rhetoric and tactics indicate that the organization has expanded its reach well beyond its original base in northeastern Niger. Indeed, it may be evolving into a transnational threat with links to other terrorist groups and violent extremists in North, West, and East Africa. The group thus constitutes a wider threat to the political, economic, and security interests in Africa. Support for Boko Haram among some of northern Nigeria's marginalized Muslim communities suggests that security actions alone will be insufficient to quell the instability
Creating sustainable peacekeeping capability in Africa by Daniel Hampton( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing Côte d'Ivoire's deeper crisis by Thierno Moctar Bah( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resolution of Côte d'Ivoire's traumatic postelection standoff did not mean the end to the country's troubles. Côte d'Ivoire will need to overcome its deep social divisions to attain stability. To reverse the politicization of the military, security sector reform must extend beyond conventional standards and build a force based on the concept of the "Army-Nation" (i.e. the military serving the nation). Côte d'Ivoire's peace, security, and development are closely linked to its neighbors, necessitating a subregional strategy for overcoming its ongoing crisis
Urban fragility and security in Africa by Stephen K Commins( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa : preventing conflict and enhancing stability by Ernest E Uwazie( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investing in science and technology to meet Africa's maritime security challenges by Augustus Vogel( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's fragile states : empowering extremists, exporting terrorism by Zachary Devlin-Foltz( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's fragile states create political and security environments that enhance the leverage of Islamist extremists in their ongoing struggle with moderates for influence. Countering extremism in Africa, therefore, cannot be separated from building stronger, more legitimate states. Robust state security operations can neutralize extremists in the short term. However, they are an insufficient long-term counterextremism strategy unless coupled with opportunities for moderates to engage in the political process. In fragile states, maintaining moderate Islamist support for the state should be a central stabilization objective
Combating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea by Adeniyi Adejimi Osinowo( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sifting through the layers of insecurity in the Sahel : the case of Mauritania by Cédric Jourde( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocaine and instability in Africa : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean by Davin O'Regan( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa and the Arab spring : a new era of democratic expectations( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2011 saw dramatic changes in Africa's governance landscape. Unprecedented popular demonstrations in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya led to the overturning of a century of autocratic rule in North Africa. These protests, demanding greater political freedom, economic opportunity, and an end to systemic corruption, have resonated deeply across Africa, sparking calls for change throughout the continent. Already home to more of the world's democratizing states than any other region, even modest reverberations from the Arab Spring on Africa's democratic trajectory will have implications for global governance norms, stability, and development. Recognizing the fluid nature of these events, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) convened a Working Group of Africa democracy experts to take stock of the significance of the Arab Spring for African democracy. The objective was to evaluate the extent to which the Arab Spring would be a catalyst for further political change on the continent, the durability of such change, the influence of other drivers and counterweights to democratization, and their combined implications for African democracy in the coming years. Based on this analysis, the Working Group assessed priority actions that would be required of African and international actors to reinforce and sustain Africa's nascent democratic structures
Fragility and state-society relations in South Sudan by Katherine J Almquist( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years into South Sudan's state-building effort, Africa's youngest country faces a variety of trials: the threat of renewed conflict with Sudan, localized ethnic-based insurgencies, deepening strains from food shortages, and weak governance structures, among others. Underlying all of these challenges are fragile state-society relations, which have constrained a national dialogue on needed reforms. Trust and confidence in the government can be generated through a concerted effort to build inclusive coalitions of state and nonstate actors, expand independent media, and construct a rules-based, accountable foundation for the new state
 
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Alternative Names
ACSS

ACSS (Africa Center for Strategic Studies)

ACSS (National Defense University. Africa Center for Strategic Studies)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies (National Defense University)

CEEA

CEEA (Centro de Estudos Estratégicos de África)

CEEA (National Defense University. Africa Center for Strategic Studies)

Centre d'études stratégiques de l'Afrique

Centro de Estudos Estratégicos de África

CESA

CESA (Centre d'études stratégiques de l'Afrique)

CESA (National Defense University. Africa Center for Strategic Studies)

National Defense University. Centre d'études stratégiques de l'Afrique

National Defense University. Centro de Estudos Estratégicos de África

Languages
English (50)

French (3)