Southern Africa

Nuclear Tests Are Not What You Think

Above: Reagan observes North Korean positions at the DMZ, November 1983

The United States bargained with Israel, Pakistan, and South Africa to stave off nuclear tests. Can it do the same in North Korea?

The Punggye-ri site in North Korea appears primed for a nuclear test. Waiting for the order, personnel now pass the time by playing volleyball, with one suspected “volleyball net set up at the command center area”.

Spies in South Africa

To understand how Russian intelligence views the world, look to its history in Southern Africa

South Africa was a major intelligence battlefield during the Cold War. Warsaw Pact intelligence agencies had full agendas: fomenting regime change in Pretoria, supporting the war in Angola, and aiding Communist/anti-Colonial/national liberation/etc. movements across the continent.

Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities: Results From the Largest Global Midwifery Survey

“Midwives play a vital role in the health care of mothers and babies,” said Samara Ferrara, a midwife from Mexico, at the Wilson Center on February 27. But in many parts of the world they face a confluence of stressors that make working conditions miserable: low and irregular pay; harassment and disrespect from both patients and doctors; and little supplies, training, or say in the policy dialogue about maternal health.

International Visitor Leadership Program: Wilson Center Meets with New South African Think Tank

On February 23, 2016, under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, the Wilson Center held a meeting with representatives from the South African Institute of International Affairs and the University of the Witwatersrand. Mr. Moeletsi Mbeki, Mr. Jonathan Stead, and Mr. Tawana Kupe were accompanied by Ms. Varvara Olson, an International Visitor Liaison. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss and share knowledge about the representatives' plans to establish the African Center for Study of the United States in South Africa.

President Joyce Banda Talks About Her Time in Office & Sensitizing African Leaders to Maternal Health Challenges

Joyce Banda, Malawi’s first female vice president, became Malawi’s first female president in 2012 after the sudden death of Bungu wa Mutharika in office. From day one, maternal health and girls’ education were a priority in her administration, she tells the Maternal Health Initiative’s Roger-Mark De Souza in an interview at the Wilson Center.

Apartheid South Africa and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire

CWIHP eDossier No. 76

Apartheid South Africa and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire

Jamie Miller
November 2016

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