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About the editors
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Outside forces continue to significantly influence political and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. These external actors—including both states and international organizations—often provide assistance that reflects their economic and political interests and which do not necessarily align with the priorities
Security Activities of External Actors in Africa is the first book to systematically map the security-related policies, strategies and activities of major external actors in Africa. It assesses the involvement of seven key external actors—China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations—in sub-Saharan Africa. It pays special attention to military presences, military interventions, contributions to peace operations, arms supplies, defence and security agreements, military training, and other forms of military and security assistance.
Mapping the diverse security-related activities of external actors in Africa is an important first step towards understanding Africa’s evolving security environment. This book takes that step.
1. Introduction (Sample chapter), OLAWALE ISMAIL AND ELISABETH SKÖNS
2. China, CHIN-HAO HUANG AND OLAWALE ISMAIL
3. France, VINCENT BOULANIN
4. Russia, PAUL HOLTOM
5. The United Kingdom, SAM PERLO-FREEMAN
6. The United States, ELISABETH SKÖNS
7. The European Union, MARK BROMLEY
8. The United Nations, SHARON WIHARTA
9. Conclusions, OLAWALE ISMAIL AND ELISABETH SKÖNS
Appendix. Security-related data on Africa
About the editors
Olawale Ismail (Nigeria) is Head of Research at International Alert, having been a Senior Researcher at SIPRI between 2009 and 2012. He has a strong research and publication record on security issues, especially on Africa and developing countries. His research interests include regional security mechanisms, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, peace
operations, security and justice sector reform, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, military expenditure, and youth and political violence.
Elisabeth Sköns (Sweden) is a Senior Fellow at SIPRI, with a long track record of research and publication on military expenditure and arms production. Her current interests focus on security and governance in sub-Saharan Africa, involving both research on and support for African civil society organizations working on those topics. She heads a project supporting the contributions of Malian civil society to peacebuilding.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19-968642-1 hardback, pp. 213
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