Topic: Histories of Intervention and Military Cooperation in Africa

Thesis timeframe: 2018-2021
Application deadline: 21 May 2021


Africa's experience with the rest of the world has at many occasions been of a military nature. This has included arms trade and outright conquest, but often it takes the shape of various kinds of military cooperation where foreign powers train, equip and lead African soldiers as a part of building states, strengthening bilateral relations or deterring other actors. Especially theses researching the period from 1945 is of interest, but also older cases may be taken into consideration.

The topic is thematically connected to the Research Council of Norway project 'The Impact of Security Force Assistance on State Fragility' and to the PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict.


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