Stabilization: A Cross-cutting Task to Overcome Imminent Violent Conflict

ZIFThe APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you the latest policy briefing from ZIF, Center for International Peace Operations, titled “Stabilization: A Cross-cutting Task to Overcome Imminent Violent Conflict”. It exploits results of the workshop “Stabilization Instruments Revisited: Increasing the Likelihood of Positive Impact“, which was held by the Center for International Peace Operations on 19 October 2016 under the Chatham House Rule, and report of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) on uniting our strengths for peace – politics, partnership and people, 16 June 2015.

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Conflict prevention: what’s in it for the AU?

isslogoThe APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a policy briefing by Gustavo de Carvalho, Senior Researcher in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Division at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), titled “Conflict prevention: what’s in it for the AU?”.  The brief provides an overview of the AU’s current and expected roles regarding conflict prevention, and recommends possible entry points for strengthening these roles.

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Sustainable peace: Driving the African Peace and Security Architecture through ECOWAS

isslogoThe APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a research paper co-authored by Amanda Lucey and Moyosore Arewa, at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), titled “Sustainable peace: Driving the African Peace and Security Architecture through ECOWAS”. The paper looks at the linkages between the AU and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) through exploring the best practices and lessons learned from ECOWAS’ peace and security efforts and how it can enhance its implementation of the APSA.

The paper looks at ECOWAS’ attempts to address the root causes of conflicts rather than simply keeping the peace. It also examines the comparative advantages of RECs in relation to the AU.

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The African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) – Discussing the Remaining Challenges

logoThe APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you the report by Adriana Lins de Albuquerque on: The African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) – Discussing the Remaining Challenges.

The report seeks to analyse the current status of the African security structure, with a particular focus on discussing remaining challenges within the central institutions that compose APSA, concluding that the greatest impediment to the continued development of APSA is funding, and reinforcing the need for the AU to take active steps to remedy is risky, heavy reliance on international donors.

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