FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Somalia Situation and South African Strategy

Somalia Situation and South African Strategy

Below are two articles from an excellent weekly Africa email list serve that I am on.  

United Nations
RESOLUTION – UN Resolution 2073 - The Situation in Somalia (07 Nov 12) [LINK]

South Africa’s Strategic Options (10 Oct 12)
Written by Helmoed Römer Heitman
South Africa faces a number of defence and security challenge and consequently needs to develop forces that provide a useful degree of security against internal and external threats. Defence analyst Helmoed Römer Heitman looks at how South Africa needs to decide its place and role in Africa and in relation to the international community, and the way it must then develop its foreign and defence policies and structure its armed forces.

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