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Pakistan occupies a rather peripheral place, in the South African mind, to its much larger neighbour India, an old traditional friend of this country. In an effort to bring Pakistan more into SA’s focus, the SA Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) held a seminar on the country last week in Johannesburg. It focussed on the topical issues of Pakistan’s role in the war against terrorism, its difficult relations with India and its relations with SA, including a possible role for Pretoria in helping to resolve Pakistan’s dispute with India over Kashmir, possibly the main cause of tensions between the neighbours.…
Edited by Neuma Grobbelaar SAIIA: 2003ISBN: 1-919969-11-X Pages: 207 Chapter 5 has been translated into Portuguese for our Portuguese readers Africa has the world's largest mine contamination problem and over 30 states are affected. However, Southern African states have endorsed an anti-personnel mine free zone and are dealing with the problem through their national mine action programmes.
Edited by Martin Edmonds, Chyungly Lee and Greg Mills SAIIA: 2004ISBN: 1-919969-14-4Pages: 202 Published by the South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg, the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies, Lancaster University, and the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei.
Edited by Greg Mills & Elizabeth SidiropoulosSAIIA: 2004ISBN: 1-919969-10-1 Pages: 200Price: R80,00The 1990s and 2000s witnessed a proliferation of UN sanctions regimes around the world, as the international community braced itself to deal with brutal regimes and threats to international peace and security. Although by no means a new tool for dealing with conflicts, sanctions were increasingly refined in the 1990s to target the transgressors rather than ordinary citizens. While they are not the sole agents of change, sanctions are important instruments in the diplomatic armoury available to international actors.
Mark ShawSAIIA: 2003ISBN: 1-919810-49-8 Pages: 84 Many commentators point to Southern Africa’s resident West African population (by which they mean Nigerians) as the source of lawless activity in the region. However, there has been little research on the causes and growth of West African criminal networks operating in Southern Africa. Crime as Business, Business as Crime: West African Criminal Networks in Southern Africa provides an overview and an analysis of the problem.
Edited by Martin Edmonds, Chyungly Lee and Greg MillsSAIIA: 2003ISBN: 1-919969-01-2 Pages: 178This volume, the second in a series of three on Taiwanese and East Asian security, is the result of international collaboration between the South African Institute of International Affairs, the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies and the Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University.
Edited by Martin Edmonds, Chyungly Lee and Greg MillsSAIIA: 2001ISBN: 1-919810-37-4 Pages: 187 The end of the Cold War has resulted in significant shifts in global security concerns, not least in the Asia-Pacific region. While moves toward rapprochement between the two Koreas are positive, tensions across the Taiwan Straight continue. The military asymmetry of the two Chinas has prompted Taiwan to seek military and political alliances to ensure its security. Missile proliferation in various states, however, poses a threat to the security of the entire region.
Edited by Martin Edmonds and Greg MillsForeword by Mosiuoa KekotaPublished by South African Institute of International AffairsISBN: 1-919810-18-8July 2000Published in conjunction with Centre for Defence and International Security Studies
By Neuma Grobbelaar, Greg Mills and Elizabeth SidiropoulosSAIIA: 2003ISBN: 1-919810-50-1Pages: 112The end of Angola’s decades-long civil war in April 2002 has provided Angolans with an opportunity to rebuild their war-ravaged country. As Africa’s second-largest oil producer and the world’s fourth largest producer of diamonds, Angola has the potential to be a powerful economic force in Southern Africa. It has long been a military power, not shy in using its martial abilities both within and outside its borders.
By Mark ShawSAIIA: 2002ISBN: 1-919810-50-1 Pages: 70A number of countries in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe which have undergone a transition from authoritarian rule to democracy in the last two decades have experienced similar problems of lawlessness. Not only have levels of crime increased but comparable problems of policing and law enforcement exist, such as the spread of corruption within law enforcement agencies, excessive levels of police brutality, the loss of public confidence in the police and the growth of non-state forms of policing.
By Garth Abraham, John Battersby, Séan Cleary, Kuseni Dlamini, Martin Edmonds, Jonathan Katzenellenbogen, Greg Mills, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Betsie Smith, and Jack SpenceSAIIA: 2002ISBN: 1-919810-40-4Pages: 119The terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 have dramatically altered the world’s perceptions of security and of the nature of security threats. These events – and the world response to them – have led many analysts to question whether or not this is the beginning of a new world order, one in which the traditional conduct of international relations must be fundamentally altered in response to the rise of a powerful but…
By Mark ShawSAIIA: 2001ISBN: 1-919810-25-0 Pages: 109The process of police transformation in societies undergoing transition is an issue of some importance. This has certainly been the case in both South Africa and Northern Ireland where questions of policing change are critical to the success of the process of political compromise as well as the sustainability of post-transition democratic systems.
Edited by Gareth ElliotPublished by South African Institute of International AffairsISBN: 1-919810-21-82000Landmines and unexploded ordnance are a global problem, with more than 80 countries affected. This volume focuses on three major areas: first, national mine action capacities as long-term and sustainable solutions to countries’ landmine problems; second, the financial realities of mine clearance; and third, the socio-economic impact of mine clearance.
Edited by Elizabeth SidiropoulosSAIIA: 2001ISBN:  1-919810-22-6Pages: 274"In a world sadly inured to incidents of gross human rights violations, and accustomed to the various reactions of righteous governments and hamstrung international organisations, it is seldom that a single event should spark worldwide debate and polarise international opinion. The March 1999 NATO military intervention in Kosovo in response to serious human rights violations was one of those rare occurrences. Although it generated fierce disputes among political figures, and heated polemic in academic circles, it was clear that the events in Kosovo ushered in a sea-change in the arena of humanitarian intervention. The…
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