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  • Africa and the transformation of the International System. Prof ​TIm Murithi​​

  • ​​Why US tech giants need Africa. Nate Allen & Najira Sambuli


  • Future warfare and technologyNoelle van der Waag-Cowling, Cyber Lead, SIGLA.

  • Cyber r​isk proliferation in South Africa. Noelle van der Waag-Cowling, Cyber Lead, SIGLA.​

  • The downsides of digital revolution. Confronting Africa's evolving cyber threats. Research Report co-authored by Dr Nate Allen (ACSS & Research Fellow SIGLA) & Tomslin-Samme-Nlar (Independent Researcher & Cyber Res​earcher SIGLA)

  • SAMIM in Cabo Delgado, DefenceWeb article from the EPON, SIGLA NUPI TfP​ webinar held on on 20 October 2022 at STIAS, Stellenbosch. 

  • Hybrid warfare and the NORDSTREAM attacks​ co-​autho​red by Prof S. Bachmann, University of Canberra and Research Fellow, SIGLA​

  • A future Marshall Plan for Ukraine co-authored​ by Prof S. Bachmann, University of Canberra and Research Fellow SIGLA

  • Protecting South Africa's maritime interests by Prof ​F. Vreÿ, SIGLA Stellenbosch University

  • Protecting subsea data cables - challenges of a new era by Prof C. Bueger et al. Copenhagen University & ​​Research Fellow SIGLA.​

  • South China Sea by Prof S. D. Bachmann, University of Canberra & Research Fellow SIGLA.

  • Underwater infrastructure by Prof C. Bueger, Copenhagen Univer​sity & Research Fellow SIGLA.

  • Hybrid Warfare by Prof S. D. Bachmann, University of Canberra & Research Fellow SIGLA.

  • Parliamentary oversight during COVID19 by Dr W. Janse van Rensburg, Parliamentary Researcher and Research Fellow SIGLA.​


Other publications 2021
  • Publication from Shipping Security off Africa webinar​: 18 February 2021
  • Environmental Pollution​ ​by Prof S. D. Bachmann, University of Canberra & Research Fellow SIGLA​.
  • Podcast ​ The grey zone, hybrid war, and minilateralism​ by  Prof S.D.​ Bachmann, SIGLA Research Fellow.
  • Article in The Conversation on SADC responses to the insurgency in Mozambique​.
  • Article in The Conversation on Maritime security threats and the insurgency in ​Mozambique​.
  • Article in The Conversation on Hybrid warfare.
  • Report of Stable Seas on The costs of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.


Publications by SIGLA members and Research Fellows (Selected)

  1. Vreÿ, F. & M. Blaine, Western Indian Ocean: Where trouble on land spells danger at sea​. Lowy Institute.​ 29 October 2020.

  2. Vreÿ, F. Nel, M. Fouché, H. & M. Blaine, South Africa: Maritime security​ sector reform​. In: Bueger, C. Edmunds, T. & R. McCabe (eds). 2021. Capacity building for maritime security​: The Western Indian Ocean experience. Palgrave Macmillan.

  3. Baser, B. & Martin, N., 2020, Collaboration between academics and journalists. Methodological considerations, challenges and ethics. Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security. 8(1).

  4. Bueger, C. (Research Fellow SIGLA:) 2019, Assembling Exclusive Expertise : Knowledge, Ignorance and Conflict Resolution in the Global South. Leander, A. & Wæver, O. (eds.). London; New York: Routledge, p. 40-56 (Worlding Beyond the West).

  5. Bueger, C. (Research Fellow SIGLA)  Edmunds, T. & McCabe, R., 2019, Into the sea: Capacity building innovations and the maritime security challenge.  Third World Quarterly. 41(2).

  6. Blaine, M. & M. Nel. 2019. South African maritime foreign policy: Rethinking the role of the South African Navy. Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies. 47(2).

  7. Vreÿ, F. & M. Blaine, The role of navies in the contemporary era. In: Otto, L. (ed). 2020. Global challenges in maritime security: An introduction. Springer Publications.

  8. Vreÿ, F. 2019. Operation Phak​isa: Reflections upon an ambitious maritime-led government programme. Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies. 47(2).

  9. Baser, B. & Halperin, A., 2019, Diasporas from the Middle East: Displacement, Transnational Identities and Homeland Politics, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 46(2).

  10. Baser, B., 2019. Engaging Diasporas in Development and State-building: The Role of the Kurdish Diaspora and Returnees in Rebuilding the Kurdistan Region of Iraq​. Ethnopolitics. 18(1).​​​

Stable Seas Maritime Security Index: 

Bell, C. (Research Fellow SIGLA) & S. Gutberlet, Measuring Maritime Security in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Policy Brief. 26 July 2020. 

Older publications

  1. Nel, M  & Vreÿ. F. “Africa's rising maritime agenda: public goods at sea" Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology 29 (1) 2016. pp.156-170.

  2. Vreÿ F & Fouché, H. “Four hubs of maritime Insecurity off Africa: from anti-piracy to anti-crime"? Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology 29 (2) 2016. pp. 156-171.

  3. Brits, P and Nel, M. “A wake-up call for the armed forces: towards more effective maritime law enforcement, Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology 29 (2) 2016. pp.172-187.

  4. Vreÿ, F. Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea: Threats, vulnerabilities and opportunities. 28 September 2​​016.

  5. This article was specifically written for the Nanyang Business School, Singapore NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

  6. Vreÿ, F. “A blue BRICS, maritime security and the South Atlantic" Contexto Internacional,39(2) May-August 2017. (Special Edition).​

  7. Baser, B. & M. Toivanen. ​ "The politics of genocide recognition: Kurdish nation-building and commemoration in the post-Saddam era", Journal of Genocide

  8. Research 25 June 2017. Available:

  9. Bueger, C. & T. Edmunds. 2017. "​Beyond sea blindness. A new agenda for maritime security studies", ​International Affairs 93(6). pp. 1293-1311.

Book publications

  • Baser, B. & AE Ozturk. 2017. ​Authoritarian politics in Turkey. ​​Elections, resistance and the APK.  London:​ IB Taurus
  • Vreÿ, F. & T. Mandrup. 2017. The African Standby Force: Quo Vadis? Stellenbosch: SunMedia.

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