The 10th Joint Consultative Meetings between the PSC and the United Nations Security Council were marked by tension over the agenda and diverse approaches to decisionmaking.
Funding and joint action to prevent crises dominated the open debate in New York on the roles of the United Nations and the African Union in peacekeeping.
The PSC wants African members of the United Nations Security Council to report to it on how they have worked together to defend PSC decisions.
Adressing the relationship between drought and conflict in Mali cannot rely on traditional crisis responses.
The AU has been called on to intervene in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where President Joseph Kabila is suspected of trying to extend his stay in office. But can it be successful?
New developments around Western Sahara could create an opportunity for Africa to assert its position.