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):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

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 Africas 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, Africas 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE