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African Security Review

ASRAfrican Security Review (ASR) is a respected quarterly journal of the ISS that was established in 1992. ASR provides an essential and unique forum for African practitioners to share their perspectives and to help shape security policy and practice on the continent. ASR publishes thought-provoking and relevant articles on a wide range of human security issues, including security sector transformation, civil-military relations, crime and justice, corruption and governance, small arms control, peace support initiatives and conflict management. Articles also deal with the interplay between economics, politics, society, culture and human security.

ASR was previously published as the Southern African Defence Review (1992-1993), and after that as the African Defence Review. Although the ISS is responsible for editing ASR, the journal is now published by Taylor & Francis and accessing the journal requires a subscription. Subscription inquiries should be forwarded to Helen White on For orders in sub-Saharan Africa, contact Unisa Press on

For more information on the African Security Review, click on the links below or contact the editor Romi Sigsworth on

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