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South Africa in the World 2020: Pragmatism versus Ideology

Although South Africa is hastening to pursue an ambitious foreign policy agenda, the focus on South Africa’s engagement in Africa is based on the assumption that the coronavirus pandemic has shifted all short- to medium-term contexts away from business-as-usual global engagements and zoned in on a more focused regional or continental emphasis...

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Fostering a Pragmatic Foreign Service in a VUCA world

The party–state dynamic is a lasting feature in the South African foreign policy decision-making structure, thus influencing the way pragmatic engagements are pursued in relation to ideology. It is important to navigate this environment effectively. This policy brief highlights bureaucratic challenges for the foreign service in 2020, political deployment...

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Optimising South African economic diplomacy

Barriers to optimising South African economic diplomacy are twofold: 1) more South Africans engaging in small and medium enterprises need to form part of the dialogue, thus strengthening government–business relations is central to achieving economic diplomacy objectives and key to a results-driven policy; and 2) government authorities ...

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South Africa in the World 2020: Re-shifting trajectories 2.0

Although South Africa is hastening to pursue an ambitious foreign policy agenda, the focus on South Africa’s engagement in Africa is based on the assumption that the coronavirus pandemic has shifted all short- to medium-term contexts away from business-as-usual global engagements and zoned in on a more focused regional or continental emphasis. 

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A Revitalised EU-Africa Partnership in Peace and Security

In March 2020, a new comprehensive EU-Africa strategy was launched, signalling the enduring commitment to deepening the partnership based on shared interests and values. With the broad aim of consolidating the EU-Africa partnership agenda in the face of emerging priorities and challenges in an evolving geopolitical context...

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UN-EU-AU Cooperation in Peace and Security: The Need for More Coherence and Coordination

Multilateral responses to conflict have had to adapt to complex and evolving dynamics in the African peace and security context. Prevalence of asymmetric security threats interlinked with religious extremism, terrorism and transnational criminal networks has raised the stakes for conflict prevention, management and resolution initiatives that include...

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ZOONOTICA: An IGD Series on Reimagining Post-Pandemic International Relations

Introduction

The international relations of the Covid-19 pandemic, with its dystopian overtones forces all of us to begin doing a rethink of the global and regional politics and economics of the world we live in and its cultural dimensions that have brought us to this point.

Join the Institute for Global Dialogue as we interrogate and dive deep into a post-pandemic terra nova, convening a diverse range of expert voices from perspectives such as contemporary politics, international relations, economics, science, ICT, culture, geopolitics, scenario planning, risk analysis and so much more.

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Africa Update: Ethiopia - SAfm 17 July 2020

Commentaries on the GERD Nile dispute on SAfm by Faith Mabera Senior Researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue

Africa Update: Ethiopia - SAfm 23 July 2020

Commentaries on the GERD Nile dispute on SAfm by Faith Mabera Senior Researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue

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Chile’s New Constitutional Process: What Lessons from South Africa?

Webinar hosted by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies within the Institute for Global Dialogue ...

How much has Africa been held back by illicit financial outflows?

Africa lost $836bn between 2000 and 2015 in what’s being termed ‘illicit capital flight’.

Outcomes of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly: Sanusha Naidu

The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly's wrapped up on Tuesday. The annual general debate tackled issues such as the need for...

Sanusha Naidu discusses South Africa's approach to COVID19

Sanusha Naidu, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Dialogue, unpacks #SouthAfrica's thinking around the relaxing of #lockdown measures...

The African Response to COVID-19

Department of International Relations and Cooperation

COVID-19 and Impact on Value Chains: The Role of BRICS

Online round table “Risks to the functioning of the value chains in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: how can the BRICS countries respond?”

Interviews from Caracas: Africa's Response to COVID-19 (Africa Month)

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Post-COVID-19: Implications for International Cooperation

The world is working on mitigating the enormous challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Philani Mthembu and Sanusha Naidu sharing insights on ‘The Pandemic in Africa: Local and Global Strategies’: Panel Discussion hosted by the Global Research Forum on Diapora and Transformation (GRFDT), virtual network based in Mumbai.

The Pandemic in Africa: Local and Global Strategies: Panel Discussion

Dr Mthembu examined South Africa's response to the Crisis and the implications this has for the migrant community.

The Pandemic in Africa: Local and Global Strategies: Panel Discussion

Ms Naidu explored the international dimension of the Pandemic on the institutional architecture of the global multilateral system.

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