council on african security and development

Current Affairs


Senegal: Testing for democracy in Nigeria and Senegal in 2019

Jan 08, 2019
Melvin Foote*. Without question Africa is a continent that is very much on the move towards democratic governance...

Voter apathy in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election is very likely but certainly bad

Jan 06, 2019
Editorial commentary. WHEN MUHAMMADU BUHARI won Nigeria’s presidential election in 2015, his victory was greeted with euphoria...

The Debate on China’s Role in Africa; A Different Point of View

Dec 20, 2018
A Brief Response: Marshall Plan for Africa or “Debt Trap?” Lawrence Freeman. The world is witnessing an increase in attacks on Africa’s relationships with China in various articles, as well as low-level, unthoughtful, messages on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube...

The Debate on China’s Role in Africa; One Point of View

Dec 11, 2018
China’s “Marshall Plan” for Africa – Debt or New Deal? Peter Kagwanja. The recently concluded China-Africa Summit offers a new deal for Africa’s recovery...

Development and Security Matters


Diversity can distract us from economic inequality

Jan 06, 2019
Giles Fraser. According to the socialist academic Walter Benn Michaels, the reason that rich western liberals talk so much about racism and sexism is so they don’t have to talk so much about economic inequality...

The Brain Drain from Nigeria Finds a New Home…..Canada

Jan 05, 2019
Yomi Kazeem. By most standards, Ezekiel is living the middle-class Nigerian dream. At 41, he works as a senior manager at a Lagos-based media company where he earns a healthy salary...

What Cultural traits engender economic development?

Dec 28, 2018
Francis X. Hezel, SJ. How Flat is the World? "The world is flat," Thomas Friedman has famously declared...

China’s One Belt One Road Globalization Agenda

Dec 20, 2018
Zheping Huang. World leaders gathered in Beijing in May to hear China’s plan for global trade: the One Belt One Road initiative...

Academic Papers

The Cost And Benefit of Globalization: Who Are The Beneficiaries?

Dec 24, 2018
John Ikerd. Globalization has become a major public issue over the past decade.  Most of the recent controversy has centered on the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

Leadership Structure: The African Experience

Dec 15, 2018
There are indisputably significant divergences in the degree of development of countries across the world...

Sovereignty Matters: Africa, Donors And The Aid Relationship

Dec 05, 2018
William Brown. This article critiques the predominant opinion that aid undermines the sovereignty of African states...

Why Doesn’t Capitalism Flow to Poor Countries?

Dec 04, 2018
Rafael Di Tella and Robert MacCulloch. Abstract. We find anecdotal evidence suggesting that governments in poor countries have a more left wing rhetoric than those in OECD countries...

Book Reviews


The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy

Jan 06, 2019
Mervyn King. Mervyn King looks like one of those old-fashioned bank managers who cast a paternalistic eye on the nervous customer...

The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa

Dec 18, 2018
Deborah Brautigam. Highly topical. Draws on completely new research in China and Africa to provide the first comprehensive account of Chinese engagement in Africa...

Sustainable Development and Human Rights in Africa

Dec 08, 2018
Picard, Buss, Seybolt, and Lelei. Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades...

Canadian Foreign Policy in Africa

Dec 05, 2018
Edward Ansah Akuffo. After over fifty-years of Canadian engagement with Africa, no comprehensive literature exists on Canada's security policy in Africa and relations towards Africa's regional organizations...