From Chaos to Cohesion: A Regional Approach to Security, Stability, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ms Diane E Chido
Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
"Conflicts and extremism are almost certain to continue to rise in Africa, especially with instability resulting from the cascade of unrest across North Africa and the Middle East, the burgeoning youth bulge in Sub-Saharan Africa, African mercenaries, rising Islamic extremism, myriad wild, ungoverned spaces, and increasing resource shortages resulting from human activities and climate change across the Continent. In order to protect our troops while ensuring stability in the region, we must develop the capacity of a Pan-African force to deal effectively with these and other likely problems as they arise."