Radar | September 30, 2013

The Westgate Mall Siege: Reassessing Kenya’s Security Architecture

The Westgate siege affirms an observation made by many concerned Kenyans over the years, and more fervently since March: that there is a nexus between the high levels of insecurity in the country and the operational weaknesses of our security forces.  This paper looks inward at the state of Kenya’s security system and lessons that can be learned from the Westgate siege.

Photo credit to Anne Knight. Photo taken on September 21, 2013. This picture is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (new version CC BY 4.0). No changes were made. Original photo:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crowd_fleeing_sounds_of_gunfire_near_Westgate.jpg
Crowd fleeing sounds of gunfire near Westgate Mall
Research and Practice | September 26, 2013

Transnational Threats to Peace in Africa

This article illustrates the scope and magnitude of threats within Africa by focusing on drug- trafficking, the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW), and terrorism and will offer suggestions for effectively combating them and promoting peace and security within the continent.

Photo credit to Flickr user unicef. Photo taken in September 2013. This picture is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (new version CC BY 4.0). No changes were made. Original photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdptcar/2530125775/
UFDR soldier protecting airstrip in Sam Ouandja