Strategic Review for Southern Africa

Strategic Review for Southern Africa is a magazine specializing in Defense topics.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, November

African Armed Forces and the Challenges of Security Sector Transformation
ABSTRACT The wave of democratisation that has occurred in many African countries has also had direct and profound implications for the manner in which the security sector in general, and the armed forces in particular, are transformed. Transformation,...
Current and Future Trends in Domestic and International Terrorism: Implications for Democratic Government and the International Community
Director: Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (*) ABSTRACT This article distinguishes terrorism from other forms of violence and identifies the main types of terrorism in the contemporary...
International Relations Theory and the Discourse on Terrorism: Preliminary Reflections on Context and Limits
ABSTRACT This article focuses on the international relations theory context of the contemporary discourse on terrorism. It is contended that the discourse predominantly subscribes to a prevailing global order that is overwhelmed by the complexities...
International Terrorism: Contemporary Manifestations in Africa
ABSTRACT In this article, some current trends in international terrorism are outlined, followed by an overview of international terror trends in Africa, with specific reference to the year 2000. The conclusion is drawn that although Africa is not...
Military Futures of Developing Countries: Images of Alternative Futures for the South African Military
ABSTRACT The allocation of time, resources, manpower and space for military matters has become increasingly constrained on the South African national agenda. In the absence of an immediate threat that allows political decision-makers to keep the...
The Theories of Attrition versus Manoeuvre and the Levels of War
ABSTRACT The aim of this article is to analyse Attrition and Manoeuvre as Theories of war against the background of the levels of war. Theories of war not only facilitate an understanding of war, but are also central in the preparation for and conduct...
Whither Peacekeeping in Africa? Assessing the Role of the United Nations
ABSTRACT It is a truism that the undertaking of peace initiatives in Africa is by no means a simple and easy task. The problems and dilemmas facing the United Nations (UN) in this part of the world reflect the peculiar difficulties of peacekeeping...