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Lettre d'adieu de la Doyenne Monde Muyangwa à la Communauté du CESA

Chers amis du CESA, chers collègues,C’est avec des émotions partagées et un sentiment d’authentique respect pour vous et pour tous ceux qui ont consacré leur carrière à l’établissement d’une Afrique plus sûre, plus stable et plus prospère, que je vous fais part de ma décision, après bientôt...

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ACSS Africa Security Briefs Available in 3 Languages!

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ACSS Congratulates Veteran Staff Members on Promotions

ACSS Congratulates Veteran Staff Members on Promotions By Africa Center for Strategic Studies Updated: 10/26/2011 Kareem Oweiss Named New ACSS Director of Operations. The Africa Center is pleased to announce that Kareem Oweiss has been appointed the new Director of...

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ACSS Counterterrorism Professor Benjamin Nickels Assesses Threats to Africa: Part one of a two part interview

Africa Center for Strategic Studies Updated: 12/08/2011 Dr. Benjamin P. Nickels, Assistant Professor of Transnational Threats and Counterterrorism at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), has been studying terrorism and effective ways to counter it for...

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ACSS Releases New Special Report: "The Anatomy of the Resource Curse: Predatory Investment in Africa's Extractive Industries"

While the natural resource curse is typically considered an economic phenomenon, access to abundant natural resource revenues also has profound effects on governance and the politicization of the security sector. Given the opaque nature of many of the transactions involved, relatively...

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ACSS Releases Special Report - Advancing Stability and Reconciliation in Guinea-Bissau: Lessons from Africa’s First Narco-State

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) has released a Special Report on "Advancing Stability and Reconciliation in Guinea-Bissau: Lessons from Africa's First Narco-State." The 50-page report, released June 12, 2013, takes an in-depth look at how the global drug trade has turned the...

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ACSS Welcomes New Assistant Professor for Security Studies

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) is pleased to welcome Mr. Thomas Dempsey, a retired U.S. Army colonel, as Assistant Professor for Security Studies. His expertise includes security sector reform (SSR), peace operations, failed state reconstruction, African area studies,...

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ACSS Welcomes New Communications and Community Outreach Chief

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) is happy to announce that Mr. Brad Minnick is its new Director for Communications and Community Outreach. He will spearhead the center’s efforts to engage thousands of alumni around the world and expand the global audience that looks to...

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Africa Center February Newsletter

February's Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) Newsletter offers a range of thought-provoking products about important security issues across the continent. This month, you can read about ACCS' recent weeklong workshop in Rwanda on preventing youth...

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Africa Center for Strategic Studies Begins African Defense Attaché Seminar

View Photos From This Event.WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) kicked off its African Defense Attaché Seminar at the National Defense University on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. “The motives behind U.S. policy in Africa are...

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Africa Center's Dean Gilpin Writes on "Peacekeeping in Africa and the Legacy of Austerity" for USIP Blog

Spending cuts and budget austerity by African governments in the 1990s and 2000s mean that African militaries and peacekeeping forces are historically inadequately resourced and poorly prepared and equipped for deployment, the Africa Center’s Academic Dean, Dr. Raymond Gilpin, wrote in May...

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African Illicit Commons Seminar Participants Network at ACSS Event

View photos from the event.The Africa Center for Strategic Studies hosted 19 African military and civilian leaders for an informal briefing and networking event at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15, 2012. The leaders were on campus as participants in the...

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Ambassador Rice Remarks at UN Security Council briefing on Terrorism on May 13

Here's a link to Ambassador Susan Rice's remarks yesterday at a UN Security Council Briefing on Terrorism in Africa...http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/texttrans/2013/05/20130513147291.html?utm_source=Africa+Center+for+Strategic+Studies+-+Media+Review+for+May+14%2C+2013&...

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Coming Event: ACSS to Cohost Counternarcotics and Illicit Commons Seminar

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies will cosponsor a four-day seminar on countering transnational threats and the...

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Dean Monde Muyangwa's Farewell Letter to ACSS Community

 Dean Monde Muyangwa’s Farewell Letter to ACSS Community[ENGLISH][FRANÇAIS][PORTUGUESE]Dear Africa Center Friends and Colleagues,It is with mixed emotions and genuine respect for you and all of those who have dedicated their careers to a more secure, stable, and prosperous Africa, that I...

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Defense Official Calls for More Cooperation Against Trafficking During Symposium Opening

View Photos From This Event. The only way for the world to counter the expanding international criminal drug trade is for nations to work together, a senior U.S. Defense Department official said during the opening of a transnational threats symposium in Washington, D.C...

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Democratization and Dilemmas for Africa’s Security Forces

The security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been busy since incumbent President Joseph Kabila was declared winner of disputed elections on December 9, 2011.  Members of the Republican Guard (a presidential security detail of 12,000 soldiers), the police, and other security...

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Dr Houngnikpo discute coups récents - Voir la vidéo ici!

 Dr Mathurin Houngnikpo, professeur titulaire des relations civilo-militaires aborde le récent coup au Mali et ce qu'il signifie à la stabilité politique à travers le continent. S'il vous plaît continuer les discussions que vous avez commencé au cours des deux dernières semaines au...

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Foreign Area Officers Visit ACSS

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) welcomed 17 foreign area officers on Feb. 16, 2012, for a visit to the Center and a roundtable discussion on the current political and security environment in Africa. The visitors are serving as defense attachés, or have...

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Future PASS 19-18 Participants Improve English Language Skills

By Christine June Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Eight participants from six countries are attending the English Language Enhancement Course at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies here...

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