• Ad-hoc Security Initiatives, an African response to insecurity 

      Coning, Cedric Hattingh de; Tchie, Andrew E. Yaw; Grand, Anab Ovidie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      This article contends that Ad-hoc Security Initiatives (ASI) have developed over the last decade in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin and represents a new form of African collective security mechanism. The G5 Sahel Force and ...
    • COVID-19 and the African Union. Challenges, prospects and side-effects Summary 

      De Coning, Cedric (NUPI Policy Brief;2020-07, Research report, 2020)
      The African Union is coordinating the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Africa, but the measures introduced are also significantly disrupting the reforms, programmes and operations of the AU.
    • How Ad Hoc Coalitions Deinstitutionalize International Institutions 

      Brosig, Malte; Karlsrud, John (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2024)
      As ad hoc coalitions (AHCs) proliferate, particularly on the African continent, two questions crystallize. First, what consequences do they bring about for the existing institutional security landscape? And second, how can ...
    • Nomads and Warlords, Chadian Forces in African Peace Operations 

      Tchie, Andrew E. Yaw (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2023)
      Despite criticism of the United Nations (UN) as peacekeepers “hiding behind sandbags,” by the former president of Chad, the Chadian military has become a critical enabler of African-led and UN peace operations. This paper ...
    • UN Peacekeeping at 75: Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects 

      Duursma, Allard; Bara, Corinne; Wilén, Nina; Hellmüller, Sarah; Karlsrud, John; Oksamytna, Kseniya; Bruker, Janek; Campbell, Susanna; Cusimano, Salvator; Donati, Marco; Dorussen, Han; Druet, Dirk; Geier, Valentin; Epiney, Marine; Gelot, Linnea; Gyllensporre, Dennis; Hiensch, Annick; Hultman, Lisa; Hunt, Charles T.; Krishnan, Rajkumar Cheney; Labuda, Patryk I.; Langenbach, Sascha; Norberg, Annika Hilding; Novosseloff, Alexandra; Oriesek, Daniel; Rhoads, Emily Paddon; Re, Francesco; Russo, Jenna; Sauter, Melanie; Smidt, Hannah; Staeger, ueli; Wenger, Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2023)
      This year marks the 75th anniversary of what the UN itself understands to be its first peacekeeping operation. It is therefore an appropriate time to reflect on the track record of UN peacekeeping in its efforts to try to ...
    • Waging Peace, towards an Africa Union Stabilisation Strategy for Somalia 

      Tchie, Andrew E. Yaw (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Over the last few years, successful military operations across Somalia have helped to unshackle towns south of Mogadishu from al Shabaab, demonstrating the capacity of the African Union Mission to Somalia (amisom) to achieve ...