Accession Number:

ADA522104

Title:

Central Africa: Salient Security Issues and Uncertain Political Solutions

Descriptive Note:

Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Since the independence era in the 1960s, the nation building process in Central Africa has never gained the expected momentum to further social and economic development. Insecurity is among those forces holding back the emergence of modern states in the sub region. No other part of the Continent is so torn and ravaged by conflicts, rebellions and social unrest as this one. Political organizations and security agreements thought to bring peace and stability are powerless. The sub region is entangled in unthinkable difficulties and outnumbers other African sub regions in numbers of past and current peace keeping operations and security initiatives but still pains to find its ways to peace and stability. The scope of security problems to resolve seems unfathomable and solutions unachievable. The paper explains the rationale behind the failures and setbacks of local, regional and international community security initiatives it outlines the scope of problems and argues about the need for a local truly all encompassing security arrangement and presents the challenges to tackle such as human rights, civilian leadership of the military, good governance, free election and political legitimacy as the prerequisite to further security and stability in Central Africa.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE