This Alert examines how both the US and the EU have subscribed to a two-pronged strategy encompassing a renewed focus on security and economic cooperation, narrowly confined to counter-terrorism and trade. However, it warns that this security-economy ‘nexus’ should not be allowed to undermine ongoing efforts regarding governance and state-building on the African continent.
In the media/comments
In reference to her recent Alert, Florence Gaub was mentioned in an article entitled 'Widening Gulf - Saudi Arabia and Qatar vie for influence'.
IHS Jane's Intelligence Review
Cristina Barrios was quoted in an article about the EU-Africa Summit. (In Portuguese)
Noticias ao Minuto
Nicu Popescy was quoted in an article entitled 'What role for NATO? Ukraine crisis may push it back to basics.'
The Christian Science Monitor
Nicu Popescu contributed to the discussion 'Ukraine: Are other regions in danger?'.