Bronwyn Bruton

  • IntelBrief: Somalia: Pirates Down and Out…for Now

    In the latest in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton notes that the rate of attacks by Somali pirates has plunged and attributes the drop mostly to the adoption of self-protection measures, including the use of armed security teams, by the private sector.

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  • Ansari Africa Center Hosts Visit by Sierra Leonean Delegation

    The Michael S. Ansari Africa Center hosted a visit today by a delegation from the Office of the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, led by Professor V.E. Strasser-King, director of the Strategy and Policy Unit, and Caroline King, coordinator of policy benchmarking.


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  • IntelBrief: Yemen and Somalia: Assessing the Threat

    In the tenth in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton weighs the evidence of and potential for operational cooperation between the various Islamist extremist groups in Yemen and Somalia, including al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Ansar al Sharia, and al Shabaab.

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  • IntelBrief: Zimbabwe’s Ticking Time Bomb

    In the ninth in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton examines political dynamics in Zimbabwe as the mandate of the country’s Government of National Unity draws toward its conclusion.


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  • IntelBrief: Perpetual Conflict in the Sudans

    In the seventh in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Brutonprovides an update on the border dispute between Sudan and South Sudan.


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  • IntelBrief: The Lord's Resistance Army: Predator and Pawn

    In the fifth in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Centerin partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center deputy director Bronwyn Bruton takes a look at the US Special Forces-supported hunt in Central Africa for the remnants of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
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  • IntelBrief: Another War in the Horn?

    In the third in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Centerin partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center deputy director Bronwyn Brutonnotes that important transitional arrangements were neglected before the independence of South Sudan last year and, as a result, the new country and the one from which it seceded are now waging a belated and predictably violent effort to allocate oil revenues and territory.
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  • Ansari Africa Center Hosts Visit by ACCORD Delegation

    Ansari Africa Center Hosts Visit by ACCORD Delegation

    The Michael S. Ansari Africa Center hosted a visit today by a delegation from the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), led by its founder and executive director Vasu Goundenand accompanied by senior advisor Aziz Pahad, former Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of South Africa, and Ambassador Welile Nhlapo, National Security Advisor to South African President Jacob Zuma and Special Representative to the Great Lakes Region, as well as diplomats from the South African Embassy.


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  • IntelBrief: Somalia - The Next Chapter in an Endless War

    In the second of the new series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center deputy director Bronwyn Bruton notes that while life has been improving for the residents of Mogadishu after five years of war and the worst famine in twenty years, the gains are fragile and overstated. She also warns that while the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab movement may be headed for military defeat, its attacks on civilians are far from over. Moreover, the rivalries and grievances that fueled insurgency in the first place remain and, without a plan for resolving Somalia’s longstanding clan conflicts, the country’s prospects remain bleak.
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  • Luncheon Colloquium on Africa Strategy with Lieutenant-General Jean-Paul Perruche

    On April 3, the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center organized a luncheon colloquium today for Lieutenant-General (ret.) Jean-Paul Perruche, research director for Euro-Atlantic security at the French Ministry of Defense’s Institute for Strategic Research-École Militaire (IRSEM) and a member of Atlantic Council’s Strategic Advisors Group, and Maya Kandel, research fellow at IRSEM.


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