Bronwyn Bruton

  • IntelBrief: Implications of the Kenyan Elections

    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 argues that while International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted Uhuru Kenyatta has secured a presidential victory in the recent Kenyan elections, he is unlikely to be ostracized by the international community, which has little leverage and too much to lose if relations with Nairobi become strained.

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  • IntelBrief: Eritrea on the Edge

    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 and Intern Sam Fishmanargue that the political climate is slowly changing in Eritrea.

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  • Handicapping the Kenyan Election

    Handicapping the Kenyan Election

    As Kenyans go to the polls, observers are bracing for a replay of the country’s horrific 2007 presidential elections, which produced a wave of ethnic violence that killed more than a thousand people and displaced over a half a million.


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  • IntelBrief: Mali: Nowhere to Go But Down

    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 Director J. Peter Pham and Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton argue that Mali’s plunge into failed state status has its roots in politics—specifically the persistent political and economic marginalization of the Tuareg and other northerners by successive central governments—and, thus, the French intervention risked exacerbating and prolonging the crisis.

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  • IntelBrief: The Missing Link: Sub-State Governance in Africa

    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 argues that while decentralization is increasingly the norm across Africa, with “almost every country on the continent engaging in local elections and resource sharing, or at least paying lip service to such notions,” the United States and its European allies have been slow to engage with sub-state governance structures, even on security-related concerns where the growing threat from transnational and al-Qaeda-linked terrorist networks add urgency to the need to bolster local authorities.

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  • 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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