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Africa after the Cold War

the changing perspectives on security

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • National security -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-,
    • Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-224) and index.

      Statementedited by Adebayo Oyebade and Abiodun Alao.
      ContributionsOyebade, Adebayo., Alao, Abiodun.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT30.5 .A3495 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 228 p. ;
      Number of Pages228
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL354389M
      ISBN 100865436509, 0865436517
      LC Control Number98014115

      In other words, this book was not intended to advance new theories, present the results of new primary research, or provide a detailed survey of new literature. As a scholar whose earlier books on Zimbabwe and Guinea are heavily footnoted and based on primary research, I can understand Robinson's frustration with the lack of source citations. Mandela was elected inbecoming the first black African president of South Africa. The Cuban Missile Crisis was probably the closest that the world got to a full-blown conventional war. Furthermore, there are moments of interest and insight and intimations of interesting avenues not yet explored which may offer up new possibilities for future research as a result.

      South Africa made significant contributions to the Allied war effort. This is a book that reminds us that it is not always just a question of whether to intervene or not. The war proved to be an economic stimulant for South Africa, although wartime inflation and lagging wages contributed to social protests and strikes after the end of the war. Although conflicts in Africa emerged from local issues, external political and military interventions altered their dynamics and rendered them more lethal. Ultimately, the nuance and layers of analysis are often greater in the suggested readings than in the case studies themselves.

      It is an excellent introductory text for students, policymakers, and other readers…. Foreign Intervention is divided into seven case studies overall, with all regions of Africa covered; interventions from former Colonial powers, as well as the Soviet Union and United States predominate China features also, although to a much lesser extent. During the Cold War, much was not as it seemed. Synopsis In Foreign Intervention in Africa after the Cold War--interdisciplinary in approach and intended for nonspecialists--Elizabeth Schmidt provides a new framework for thinking about foreign political and military intervention in Africa, its purposes, and its consequences. Because the apartheid laws grew stricter, more opposition lashed out against the system. I have chosen some that seem to me to give a strong sense of what it felt like to be living through the cold war and of the fears that people had.


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Although the death penalty was almost a given, Mandela was eventually sentenced to life in prison. Formerly director at the Institute for Security Studies, he now runs Open Secretswhich peers into economic and human rights violations.

In General Noriega was ousted by the Americans. After South Sudan gained independence inChina continued to be a close partner of the Sudanese regime, remaining its main trading partner. What is really novel is that he uncovers a completely new set of actors: the Chinese and the Soviet Union.

One disappointing aspect of the text which offers up a tantalising glimpse of a road not travelled by Schmidt, are the less frequent, yet illuminating references to the role of Cuba, China and to a lesser degree Israel throughout the continent.

Under his rule, Beijing came to dominate its oil industry, buying some 80 percent of its oil and thus providing Khartoum with much-needed cash to wage war against various rebel groups.

Using more forceful action, the Spear of the Nation attempted to disrupt and overthrow the government. Meanwhile, the US-China trade war is already affecting the continent. The US has repeatedly accused China of using "debt to hold states in Africa captive to [its] wishes and demands" and has warned African states to avoid Chinese "debt diplomacy" which is supposedly incompatible with the independence of African nations and civil society and poses "a significant threat to US national security interests".

Militarization The escalating tensions between the US and China could also end up threatening the security of the continent. The government, however, failed to discuss these problems with black representatives. Although conflicts in Africa emerged from local issues, external political and military interventions altered their dynamics and rendered them more lethal.

In sum, Robinson offers a thoughtful critique, but one that is more appropriate to a book with a different purpose and intended for a different audience.

It has a large base in Djibouti - the biggest and only permanent US military base in Africa - but it also runs at least 34 other military outposts scattered across the west, east and north of the continent where US troops are deployed and military operations including drone attacks are launched from.

You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. Specifically written for non-specialists, it contains many illustrations, beautiful maps and useful reading suggestions that will appeal to policy-makers, humanitarian actors, students and the general public interested in understanding the consequences of foreign interventions in Africa.

While a direct confrontation between US and Chinese forces in Africa is unlikely, their growing presence is becoming an increasingly destabilizing factor. Did you know? With increasing foreign military presence and growing diplomatic tensions, the continent is already witnessing the first signs of an emerging new cold war.

It is an excellent introductory text for students, policymakers, and other readers…. Imprisoned on Robben Island, Mandela had plenty of time to spend enlightening the world about the oppression through his writing.

China's military presence in Africa, however, pales in comparison to that of the US. Mandela was later arrested again in for defying the government. Over the past 15 years, the Chinese People's Liberation Army has been engaged in a number of security missions across the continent, making modest auxiliary troop contributions to peacekeeping operations in Sudan, South Sudan, Liberia, Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Yes, there were the odd stories about the South African diamond giant — De Beers — being spotted at the ballet in Moscow doing deals with Russian diamond companiesbut this was seen as a small aberration.

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The new USD 60 billion investment fund announced last week is a welcome initiative from the US but it will not be able to challenge Chinese economic presence on the continent.

Because the apartheid laws grew stricter, more opposition lashed out against the system. Because of the ban, the ANC had to operate secretly by going underground. Hoping to oust the ANC, the PAC held protests, most notably, the Sharpeville protest, where 69 protesters were killed and were wounded.

On the other hand, factions in the government have sympathized with the concerns of white settlers, and at times, their voices were dominant. Both countries are militarily involved in Africa.why the Cold War spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America and how groups, classes, and elites used the Cold War to further their own interests.

This second edition brings the collection right up to date, including the newest research from the Communist side of the Cold War and the most recent debates on.

Many challenges facing the African continent today are rooted in colonial practices, Cold War alliances, and outsiders’ attempts to influence its political and economic systems. Interdisciplinary and intended for nonspecialists, this book provides a new framework for thinking about foreign political and military intervention in Africa.

Nostalgia For the Future: West Africa After the Cold War Book. Duke Authors. Piot, Charles D. Cited Authors. Piot, C Published Date. Published By. This book offers a critical examination of aspects of the role of English in Africa and its Diaspora.

It looks at its changed location in the post-Cold War era and the challenges it poses to the Read more. Book Launch -- The Curse of Berlin: Africa After the Cold War Welcome: Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, Director, Africa Program, International Peace Institute Speakers: Dr.

Adekeye A. Adebajo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town Professor. “In this vivid book, Charles Piot juxtaposes novel and unexpected trends that emerged in Togo—and elsewhere in West Africa—in the s to convincingly argue that, in many respects, the post–cold war moment marks a dramatic break from the preceding decades and their postcolonial framework.