oa Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies - Not a miracle after all... Côte d'Ivoire's downfall : flawed civil-military relations and missed opportunities
|Article Title||Not a miracle after all... Côte d'Ivoire's downfall : flawed civil-military relations and missed opportunities|
|© Publisher:||University of Stellenbosch|
|Journal||Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies|
|Publication Date||Jan 2005|
|Pages||89 - 118|
Long touted as an island of political stability and (relative) economic prosperity in West Africa, since December 24, 1999, Côte d'Ivoire has joined the more common category in the sub-region: praetorian states mired in political uncertainty and unending turbulence. Indeed, on September 19, 2002, it came very close to collapsing altogether, a fate very few would dare to predict only a few weeks earlier.
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