Policy Briefs

The Institute’s policy briefs cover current developments in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes countries especially in defence and security; terrorism, violent extremism, and radicalization; governance, statecraft, and conflict management; transnational crimes and strategic threats; and diplomacy and foreign relations.

Issue 20: The Threat of Kenyan Al Shabab Recruits and Returnees
This brief explores the question of radicalization, recruitment, and involvement of Kenyan youth in al Shabab’s terror. It examines motivations
Issue 19: Kenya – Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Relations
Felix Tshisekedi was elected President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following presidential polls in December 2018. After
Issue 18: Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This policy brief examines the December 2018 presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It posits that
Issue 17: The Revitalized Agreement for Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS): Addressing the Challenges to Power Sharing
This brief critically analyses the R-ARCSS (signed on September 12, 2018 to ‘end’ the 2013-2018 South Sudanese civil war) and