While it is a key pillar of the AfCFTA , transport connectivity has the potential to either advance or hinder peacebuilding and stabilisation efforts in Africa. This Brief examines the linkage between connectivity and conflict dynamics, and how conditions can be created to ensure that connectivity successfully contributes to reducing violence and fragility in the continent.
This Brief examines China’s newly-unveiled Global Security Initiative (GSI) and its significance as part of a larger diplomatic offensive to advance Beijing’s strategic agenda and promote an alternative security governance architecture.
The Institute was involved in the first Schuman Security and Defence Forum, a high-level event aiming to facilitate dialogue and strategic reflection on international security and defence between the EU, its Member States and their partners.
In recent years both China and India have expanded their presence in the Middle East. This Brief shows however that their footprint in the Maghreb is primarily economic and remains light in comparison to that of the long-standing partner of the countries in the region: the EU.