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Geopolitical Dynamics and Governance

About The Programme

Provides analysis of ongoing shifts in the global distribution of power while focusing on longer term trends in global politics. It is particularly interested in how various global powers from the South and North are navigating the changing geopolitical landscape. This programme encourages the development of strategic thinking while analysing South Africa and Africa’s place and strategic priorities in the global landscape.

Key Thematic Areas:

  • South Africa and Africa’s place in an evolving geopolitical landscape
  • Great power politics and the rise of Southern powers
  • The geopolitics of regional integration

Multimedia

IGD and Africa Solidarity for Sahrawi Event
South Africa in the World 2019
IGD-SABTT Event
Dialogue on Migrations in North and Latin America
Briefing on Fast-changing Horn of Africa Developments
IGD - FES Dialogue
T20 Summit Argentina
South Africa and Jamaica Past, Present and Future
MONA Debate
Does Democracy Create Free and Equitable Societies?
IGD Seminar with FES
MGG Seminar with the German Development Institute
IGD and ICRC Event
The African influence in Latin America and the Caribbean
IGD - HSRC Roundtable
IGD - SABTT Policy Dialogue
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IGD SABTT Symposium
BRICS in Africa
Blue Economy Symposium
17-19 November 2014
Humanizing the Textile and Apparel Seminar
G77 +China Symposium
Bali Outcome Seminar
US Diplomacy Dialogue
30 January 2013
Post-Election Zimbabwe Seminar
IGD Multilateral Development Cooperation Workshop
South African Foreign Policy Review Volume 1
Book Launch 15 Feb
South South Cooperation Roundtable
8 February 2013
Nuclear Diplomacy Roundtable Discussion
IGD Environmental Diplomacy Short Course
Graduate Discussion Forum
Post-Apartheid South Africa 2011
Code of Business Conduct Roundtable by IGD in Cape Town
SA's Second Tenure on the UNSC and the Emerging Powers Dimension
IGD Roundtable
Options for the creation of SADPA
US Diplomacy Dialogue 2014
US-SA Relations Seminar

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Nicaragua’s Ortega is Back in Power

zondiNicaragua's Daniel Ortega has won his fourth presidential term overall and his third successive term since his return in 2006. The prominent leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front known by its Spanish acronym, FLNS, won to the chagrin of Washington, which immediately said it was "deeply concerned" about this electoral outcome. It cited the fact that Nicaragua had not invited international observers, which the US did not also do for its presidential elections a week later. The real gripe is that Ortega pursues a socialist option for development in this very impoverished country, he speaks out against US policy in Latin America.

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Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed

columbiapeacedealThe Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of armed conflict.

The rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, apologised to "all the victims of the conflict" and was greeted by cheers and applause.

He said: "I would like to ask for forgiveness for all the pain that we have caused during this war."

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Amitav Acharya, 2014. End of American World Order, Cambridge: Polity Press. 150p. Tables

zondiReviewed by Siphamandla Zondi

The time is ripe for the correction of this deep-seated cognitive injustice committed by dominant discourses suppressing, denigrating, silencing or just neglecting perspectives and world views from outside the Western world. This results in a distortion of world history told only from a Eurocentric angle and thus robbing the readership and listeners of the rich diversity of discourses that have been taking place for centuries emanating also from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and so forth.

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Statement by H.E. Cheryl Spencer, High Commissioner, 54th Independence Reception, 17th August 2016

imagesHon. Susan Shabangu, Minister in the Presidency: with responsibility for Women
Ambassador Ben M’Poko, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps
Ambassador Wilfred Roseval, Dean of GRULAC
Representatives of DIRCO, other South African Government Departments and International Organizations
Excellencies, Colleague Ambassadors and High Commissioners
Representatives from various organizations and institutions in South Africa, including from the business and Academic Community
My fellow Jamaicans
Friends and well –wishers of Jamaica
Distinguished guests
Ladies and Gentlemen
Good evening

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Notification of the policy brief: ACP-EU and the Brexit Policy Brief

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