ECOWAS, EAC, and the comparative efficacies of free movement protocols across the African continent
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ECOWAS, EAC, and the comparative efficacies of free movement protocols across the African continent

By Moses Onyango and Jean-Marc Trouille Africa, traditionally the poorest continent, has been undergoing profound changes, illustrated by higher growth rates for over a decade. This has brought a sense among African policymakers that trade facilitation measures and tighter cooperation around joint regional markets are crucial to make this burgeoning prosperity sustainable. Whilst a vast … Continue reading

NATO, State (Re)emergence, and Military Capabilities and Commitments: the Terms of the Debate
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NATO, State (Re)emergence, and Military Capabilities and Commitments: the Terms of the Debate

By: Alex Calvo   The possible (re)emergence of states within NATO, at a time of renewed international tensions and widespread concern over the capabilities and commitments of existing member states, means that any such country seeking recognition will have to answer a fundamental question: will the combined capabilities and commitments of the two resulting successor … Continue reading

Schengen and free circulation at the crossroads: lessons for the East African Community?
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Schengen and free circulation at the crossroads: lessons for the East African Community?

By Moses Onyango and Jean-Marc Trouille: In many parts of the world, geopolitics is confronted with two contending trends. On the one hand, numerous countries are engaged in a process of regional economic integration, epitomised by the more advanced model of the European Union (EU), which requires ‘internal’ borders between participating states to become more … Continue reading

Drawing in the dragon: China’s involvement in Africa’s peace & security
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Drawing in the dragon: China’s involvement in Africa’s peace & security

By Semiha Abdulmelik: ‘Meaningful participation in African conflict-resolution processes is not an important aspect of China’s current Africa relations. China is becoming increasingly important in the landscape of African politics, including in conflict-affected theatres, but is not as significant an actor as external perceptions contend. Nor has the Chinese government shown any particular inclination for … Continue reading

Managing an epidemic: Security implications of the Ebola outbreak. Interview with Edwin Trevathan M.D., M.P.H.
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Managing an epidemic: Security implications of the Ebola outbreak. Interview with Edwin Trevathan M.D., M.P.H.

By Joana Cook, Managing Editor, Strife Interview conducted on 19 August 2014 Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H. is Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University (SLU), and Director of the Institute for Global Health and Wellbeing, where he is also Professor of Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and Neurology. He was Director … Continue reading