FOR A SECURE, STABLE AND
WE ARE BACK AFTER TWO YEARS OF INTERRUPTION
2 September 2022
Africa Institute for Strategic and Security Studies
The Africa Institute for Strategic and Security Studies (AISSS) is an African institution conducting research, seminars and training designed to respond to the contemporary strategic and security challenges facing Africa and, in this regard, complements the efforts of AU. AISSS is a Non-Profit Organization incorporated in Africa generally, the USA and Europe.
AISSS specializes in the following:
Illicit Trafficking: Human, Arms and Drugs
Terrorism (violent extremism)
Religious and Political
Natural Resources and Climate Change
Shrinking Natural Resources
Proxy Wars and Warriors
Private Armies and Mercenaries
Changing constitutional term limits and frequent fraudulent elections
Forced migration and the human rights of migrants
Poverty, youth unemployment and growing inequalities
aissS Strategic tools
AISSS strategic tools include:
research on all above topics and assessing their individual or combined impacts on security by African scholars and experts on Africa;
creating forums for interfaces between the African political and socio-economic leadership, civil society and experts in the field of security;
facilitating training for solution-finding and implementation;
and, above all, assisting African countries to mobilize the human and material resources required to overcome contemporary security threats on the continent.
Challenges for Africa
While the Cold War may have ended, and a new multi polar political and economic order emerging, it does not necessarily mean that African states operate in a global arena free of pressures from the major powers. An insidious 'neo Cold War' of competing spheres of influence has, unfortunately, emerged. The challenge for Africa is how to resist these new pressures that often demand exclusive politico-military or economic partnerships. The imperative for African states via the African Union is to remain open to all - North, East, Central and West - with the essence of its national and continental policies summed up as: do what is in Africa's best interest!