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Research Briefs

  1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SIGLA offers ​a series of one to two-pager Research Briefs on leadership, maritime and landward security governance and cyber security.
  2. Scheduled to publish at least one brief every month.
  3. If found to be of mutual interest, some of the briefs will appear in The Conversation​ as well​.​

Research Briefs 2021
Brief 1 February 2021 - Thomas Mandrup (SIGLA @ Stellenbosch & Royal Danish Defence College​) Where to now? The role of AMISOM after February 2021
Brief 2 February 2021 Bahar Baser (Coventry Univ)  A.E. Ozturk (London Metropolitan University) Turkey in Libya

Research Briefs (Click on the institution to open)​
Brief 1 February 2021 Prof T. Mandrup SIGLA @ Stellenbosch
Brief 2 February 2021 Proffs Bahar Baser Coventry University & A.E Ozturk - ​London Metropolitan University

Research Briefs 2020
Brief 1 Francois Vreÿ (SIGLA @ Stellenbosch) Turkey in the dash for Africa - Jan 2020 The Conversation​​
Brief 2 Anthoni van Nieuwkerk (Wits University) SONA 2020 and defence in South Africa
Article Michelle Nel (SIGLA @ Stellenbosch) Bringing Al-Bashir to justice The Conversation​
Brief 3 Wilhelm J v Rensburg (Parliamentary Researcher on Defenc​e) Oversight and defence in South Africa​
Brief 4 Ishmael Thel​etsane (Stellenbosch University) Structural challenges facing the SA military
Brief 5 Thomas Mandrup (RDDC & Stellenbosch University) Preventing atrocity crimes
Brief 6 Tania Coetzee (Free State University) Governance leadership
Brief 7 Francois Vreÿ (SIGLA) and Hussein Solomon (Free State University & SIGLA) COVID-19 as a security threat
Brief 8 Curtis Bell (Stable Sea & SIGLA) The use of data for maritime security
Brief 9  Hussein Solomon (UFS & SIGLA) Easing tensions over Nile waters between Egypt and Ethiopia
Brief 10 Craig Bailie (Stellenbosch University) The SANDF and COVID-19 MEDIA24
​Brief 11 Thomas Mandrup & Francois Vreÿ (SIGLA Stellenbosch University) Insurgency in Mozambique
Brief 12 Johan J​ooste (Dept of Environmental Affairs (RSA) Green security, South Africa
Brief 13 Mark Blaine (Stellenbosch University) Responding from the sea: Mozambique
Brief 14 Paul Wambua (Nairobi University) Kenya - Somalia maritime border dispute
Brief 15 Ian J van Vuuren (Independent Consultant) - Islamic State in Mozambique
Brief 16 Graham Walker (Saab South Africa) - Technology in responses to insurgency in Mozambique
Brief 17 Troels Henningsen (RDDC Copenhagen) - Too many security providers in the Sahel region?
Brief 18 Francois Vrey (SIGLA) - Environmental security in the Western Indian Ocean

Research Briefs (Click on the institution to open)​
Brief 1 - Jan 2020 - Prof F. Vreÿ SIGLA @ Stellenbosch​​​
Brief 2 - Feb 2020 - Prof A. van Nieuwkerk Wits University
Brief 3 - March 2020 - Dr W. J v Rensburg SA Parliament
Brief 4 - March 2020 - Dr I Theletsane Stellenbosch University
Brief 5 - March 2020 - Prof T. Mandrup RDDC & Stellenbosch University
Brief 6  - March 2020 - Dr T. Coetzee Free State University​
Brief 7 - ​April 2020 - Prof F. Vrey & Prof H. Solomon SIGLA@Stellenbosch

Brief 8 - April 2020 Dr C. Bell Stable Sea & SIGLA (Stable Seas Case study on Gulf of Guinea here​)
Brief 9 - May 2020 Prof H. Solomon Free State University
Brief 10 - May 2020 Mr C. Bailie Stellenbosch University
Brief 11 - May 2020 Prof T. Mandrup & Prof F. Vreÿ SIGLA Stellenbosch Univer​sity
Brief 12 - July 2020 Maj Gen (ret) J. Jooste Dept of Environmental Affairs ​(RSA)​
Brief 13 - July 2020 Capt(SAN) M. Bla​ine Stellenbosch University (SIGLA​)
Brief 14 - August 2020 Prof P. Wambua Nairobi University
Brief 15 - August 2020 Mr I. J van Vuuren Independent Consultant
Brief 16 - August 2020​ Mr G. Walker Saa​b​ South Africa
Brief 17 - October 2020 ​Prof T. Henningsen RDDC
Brief 18 - November 2020 Prof F. Vrey SIGLA