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Feature: Some thoughts on arms acquisition

There is something of a "Catch 22i" in arms acquisition. During times of peace it is argued that there are higher priorities than military...

Strained relations between “top brass”, politicians “not uncommon”

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Recent tensions between British politicians and the military top brass are a symptom of the uncertainty over who's long term vision for...

Land issues dog East Africa

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Questions surrounding land remain divisive in spite of the integration advances made by Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in forming the...

The South African Firearms Control Act: A complete failure or work...

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Much of the criticism levelled against the South African Firearms Control Act (FCA) of the year 2000 (as amended) target the delays...

Stratfor: Taliban hotel attack – low death toll, high psychological value

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At about 10 p.m. on June 28, a group of heavily armed militants attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to...

The Srebrenica Massacres: a watershed?

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The Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies describes as "aptly a watershed ruling" a Dutch court's decision that found the Dutch state responsible...

Analysis: The menace of Al-Shabaab: A rising threat for Kenya and...

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Al-Shabaab, an Islamist insurgency group, has been a serious concern for peace in Somalia, but more recently, it has appeared that the regional threat...

Poaching, mass harvesting of rhino horns and illegal trade

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Out of the scores of rhino that once roamed the earth, only five types remain - according to the International Rhino Foundation...

Stratfor: Russia’s evolving leadership

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Russia has entered election season, with parliamentary elections in December and presidential elections in March 2012. Typically, this is not an issue...

Analysis: BRICS – A friendship of convenience?

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South Africa has joined the league of the top performing economies in the world, commonly known as BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) effective...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...