Roundtable: South Africa and the World 2018

South Africa’s international agenda for 2018 presents a number of strategically important events. The roundtable scopes out South Africa’s 2018 foreign policy agenda amidst the transition of ANC leadership and the road to the 2019 national elections. South Africa’s foreign policy pivots on its commitments to Africa, which has experienced significant changes in the geopolitical landscape, South-South cooperation and other global engagement.


Opportunity to study at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (B@UNAM)

The Centre for Latin American and the Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has the pleasure to announce the following opportunity to study at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (B@UNAM). Calls are open for the 2018 Baccalaureate Distance Learning (Matric) Program from 19 February to 11 March 2018 for Spanish speaking students interested in distance education in the B@UNAM Program. Please see the following link containing more information

Iran: Is it really the leading state-sponsor of terrorism?

Charges of sponsoring terrorism have surrounded Iran from the earliest days of the Islamic revolution (1979) to the present. The United States (US), along with the rest of the West have repeatedly stated that Iran is the principal state sponsor of terrorism, providing a wide array of weaponry funds, safe harbour and logistical support to Shi’ite and occasionally Sunni terrorist groups (this paper will solely focus on Hamas and Hezbollah). 


State of Africa, 2017

According to African Economic Outlook (AEO), although front pages of print media and TV breaking news on Africa, continue to be about i) state capture and corruption; ii) endemic poverty and rising unemployment of despondent youth; iii) bad governance and election malpractices; iv) the rise of rebellions and the proliferation of small arms; and v) massive deaths resulting from terrorism and violent extremism; in 2017 Africa maintained steady advances in trade and regional integration.


Interview: High time for a common African policy on China by FES Connect

Significant investments by China in Africa have extended the country’s economic ties on the continent. In 2009, China’s trade with Africa overtook that of the United States to become the continent’s largest single trade partner (paywall).

While China released its first policy positions towards Africa as early as 2006, Africa remains without a common policy on China’s business practices and relationship with the continent.

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Report: China – Africa: High time for a common integrated African policy on China

The Institute for Global Dialogue, in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and the Wits Africa- China Reporting Project (ACRP) held a one-day symposium at the University of the Witwatersrand on 20th July 2017, on the theme China – Africa: high time for a common integrated African policy on China.

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