Empowerment of Youth in Africa: the role of a new generation of African leaders in the economic, social, and political development of the continent

August 3, 2020

Emerging Technological Challenges in North Africa

April 7, 2020

Alliance Cohesion in an Age of Populism

November 27, 2019


September 25, 2019


May 1, 2019

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Understanding the information and technology environment in the countries of North Africa and, in particular, their capacity to withstand and adopt emerging technologies, is crucial to the prospect of stability and security in this region and beyond.

North Africa is the...

November 27, 2019

(PDF) The populist resurgence is global. Between 1990 and 2018, the number of populists in power around the world increased five-fold, from 4 to 20.5 Populist leaders now run five of the seven largest democracies: India, the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and the Philippines.6...

In 2007 and 2008, widely-reported mass civilian casualty incidents in Afghanistan began to affect the perceived legitimacy of NATO operations, especially in the eyes of civilians. Commanders also recognized the intrinsic tactical and strategic value in further reducing...

September 1, 2017

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Tunisia’s democratic transition began with widespread protests that grew into the region-wide Arab Spring in 2010-2011.  Unlike other Arab countries that experienced widespread protests and regime change during the Arab Spring, Tunisia is the o...

May 25, 2017

Popular protests against the authoritarian rule of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya in February 2011 resulted in violent armed conflict between Gaddafi’s forces and rebel fighters. In March 2011, NATO implemented a no-fly zone to enforce UN Resolution 1973, which co...

May 10, 2017

In developing a concept on the Protection of Civilians (PoC), NATO should consider a cautionary
approach, recognizing that the policy adopted by the Warsaw Summit emerges from decades of failure
to protect civilians in conflict (NATO, 2016). These failures range from e...

April 5, 2017

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At a recent hearing about information warfare and possible Russian meddling in the U.S. election, the most revealing statement came from Michael Lumpkin, former head of the State Department’s Global Engagement Center:

“To date, there is not a singl...

January 31, 2017

(The international environment has always been host to competition between contending groups. Historically, this competition occurred primarily between nation-states and involved all instruments of state power.

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However, as the world changes, so...

January 10, 2017

The 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw revived a long-standing notion within the Alliance – that of “projecting stability”. Under this banner, the Alliance aims to promote peace and security in its broader neighbourhood using a range of means, including military action against...

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