oa Africa Insight - Southern Africa's new security agenda

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The beginning of the 21st century ushered in fresh hopes for peace and stability in Southern Africa. Indeed, things have changed but there still remain a number of challenges for the region. In the area of security, traditional threats to security have receded, while newer non-traditional threats. such as small arms proliferation, mass migration, environmental degradation and narco-trafficking have surfaced. This article seeks to achieve two things. Firstly, to offer a theoretical examination of the historical evolution of the new security agenda and analyse its impact on policy. Secondly, to explore the applicability and the relevance of this new security agenda in Southern Africa.

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