Accession Number : ADA588906


Title :   The African Peace and Security Architecture: Myth or Reality


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Abu, Alhassan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a588906.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The African continent has been embroiled in conflicts and insecurity for decades. Attempts to prevent and resolve some of these conflicts and security challenges have not been successful. Consequently, the African Union (AU) Heads of State adopted a Common African Defense and Security Policy (CADSP) premised on the concept of human security. The CADSP formulated the concept of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), which is seen as a more promising continental security initiative. However, the APSA is facing some setbacks and depends mainly on Africa's development partners. This research project will cover the security threats facing Africa; the evolution of African security initiatives; and the structure, challenges, and prospects of the APSA. The author stresses the need for African leaders to show more commitment to the cause of the AU; for the AU to strengthen its partnerships with AFRICOM, Africa's development partners, and civil society; and for the AU to seek alternative and reliable sources of funds to complement the financial assistance it receives from its development partners.


Descriptors :   *AFRICA , *CONFLICT , *LEADERSHIP , *ORGANIZATIONS , *POLICIES , *SECURITY , *STABILITY , COOPERATION , DRUG SMUGGLING , GENOCIDE , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , HISTORY , HUMAN RIGHTS , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , PEACEKEEPING , PREVENTION , PROTECTION , TERRORISM , THREATS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE