The Angolan Armed Forces and the African Peace and Security Architecture

The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a recent article from Southern African Peace and Security Studies Online Journal, titled “The Angolan Armed Forces and the African Peace and Security Architecture“, reflecting upon Angola’s potential interests behind its participation in the APSA’s framework.

The Article analyses Angola’s involvement in the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and seeks to answer the question: ‘How important is Angola’s presence in the African Regional Security Architecture?’. It addresses Angola’s foreign policy towards the African regional organizations where it is represented, identify the country’s main contributions to regional and continental security and defense, and consider participation scenarios and possible strategies to strengthen Angola’s role in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

In its conclusion, the article emphasises the fact that the Angolan armed forces are paving the way to become, in the future, more professional, interventional and operational in the sub-Saharan region, thereby becoming a tool for Angola’s foreign policy and for the assertion of its position within SADC, at the same time helping to strengthen and create the right working conditions for the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA).

To download and read the full article from the source, click here

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