The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Roadmap 2016-2020 that was published by the African Union Commission in May 2016. The Roadmap is the result of an inclusive and participatory process involving different departments at the AU Commission and at the Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms (RECs/RMs).
As a strategic document, the APSA Roadmap 2016-2020 seeks to build on the achievements and challenges resulting from the implementation of the previous APSA Roadmap (2011-2013), keeping in sight the Solemn Declaration on the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (OAU/AU) that was adopted at the meeting of the AU Assembly on 25 May 2013.
The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a report the increasing incidence of stabilisation operations by UN, but in the absence of an explicit definition of or framework for the concept of stabilisation operations that are characteristically conducted by coalition forces, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a critical look at this paradigm, the co-authors, Paul Williams and Walter Lotze, compare the United Nations (UN) adaptation of the concept, under quite different circumstances of UN peacekeeping operations, with the approach by the African Union (AU), typically the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you PKSOI’s award-winning and innovative Issues Papers on many of the impending challenges for the CA force. The five papers that are recognised for their innovative concepts and insights focus on: the renewed relevance of CA in developing human networks for effective engagement, US Army civil affairs and international engagement, resource, a case study of CA as a tool for conflict prevention, the role of CA in counter-unconventional warfare, and partnership programmes between CA forces, US Army Reserve, National Guard and the State.