Author: Lord Aikins Adusei

The Strategic importance of Ukraine and why both R

Friday, February 28, 2014
Ukraine has a lot of geostrategic significance and this is the reason for the cockpit rivalry and competition currently going on between Russia and the West. The country was the second most important country after Russia during the USSR years. Currently its population of more than 44.6 million is on ...

The Troubling NDC and NPP Politics and the Failure of Political Leadership in Gh

Sunday, September 22, 2013
It is generally recognised that ideas, speeches, statements, ideologies and other public acts of politicians whether good or bad, have serious impact. In pointing to this fact John Maynard Keynes one of the most respected economists of the Twentieth Century wrote in 1936 that the ideas of economi ...
Nigeria leadership is critical to West Africa's security

Nigeria: A declining regional power?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Undoubtedly Nigeria is West Africas only regional power. Its economy of US337.9 billion 2010 estimate is the biggest in West Africa and second in Africa after South Africa. The country is poised to overtake South Africa as Africas biggest economy. Her more than 150 million people, over 36 billi ...
Meles Zenawi: a controversial figure

Ethiopia: A New Era after Meles Zenawi?

Thursday, November 29, 2012
The death of Meles Zenawi on August 20 at the age of 57 brought to an end more than two decades of controversial rule. In 1991, at the age of 36, Zenawi became the youngest ruler in Africa after leading his Tegrayan Peoples Liberation Front TPLF, an ethnic militia from the countrys north, to cr ...
President Mahama must act swiftly

Ivory Coast’s security nightmare today could be Ghana’s tomorrow

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In 1989 Liberia suffered a very devastating civil war. So violent was the war that by 1996 it had killed 200,000 of the 2.4 million people living in the country. About 750,000 people fled the war and became refugees in neighboring countries. Internally between 1 and 1.2 million people were displaced ...

Ghana:True National Security comes from Genuine and Inclusive Development

Monday, October 15, 2012
The year 2012 has seen several low intensity but fatal ethnic, religious, chieftaincy and communal clashes in several parts of Ghana including between Kokombas and Bemobas in the Northern Region; Fantes and Ewes in Ekumfi Narkwah in Central Region; Muslims and Ewes in Hoehoe in the Volta Region; bet ...

Insurgency in Northern Mali: Diplomacy or Counterinsurgency?

Friday, August 24, 2012
The recent take over of Northern Mali by National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad MNLA and Al Qaeda franchise groups such as Ansar Dine and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb AQIM present difficult challenge to the civilian and military leadership in West Africa. There is no question that AQI ...
NDC and NPP grabbing state assets

Looting and Raping Ghana: the case of NDC and NPP Part 1

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The information contained in this literature review tells us how the NDC and NPP and their leaders have raped, looted, and milked Ghana, stealing Ghanaian resources, buying properties that belong to the state without paying for them and squandered the little money that was paid. The literature revi ...
NDC and NPP must stop underveloping Ghana

NDC and NPP must stop underdeveloping Ghana

Monday, May 14, 2012
Since the attempt by first president Dr. Nkrumah to industrialise Ghana and his demise in 1966, no genuine attempt has been made by successive leaders to transform and industrialise Ghana. Successive leaders particularly those that belong to the NDC and NPP political tradition who came after Nkrum ...
Energy Security the pivot of economic development

Energy Security and the Future of Ghana

Sunday, May 13, 2012
Ghana is tipped as one of the countries in Africa that is likely to pull itself out of the socio-economic doldrums and to emerge as economic powerhouse in this 21st century. Several factors work in Ghanas favour including political stability, investor-friendly climate, abundant business opportuniti ...
Why is Ghana poor after 55 years of Independence?

Positive Activism: The missing ingredient in Ghana’s development process

Saturday, April 28, 2012
In 2007 Joseph Stiglitz a leading U.S. Economist observed that at independence, Ghana was far ahead of Malaysia in terms of economic development. Malaysia was considered one of the poorest countries in the world with a Gross Domestic Product GDP of about 5 per cent below that of Ghana. But today, ...
Unemployment, Poverty, inequality undermining Ghana's security?

Unemployment, Poverty and Inequality: A threat to the stability of Ghana?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Ghana faces several security challenges including growing influence of drug cartels, weapons proliferation, maritme piracy, climate change, and spill over effect of terrorism, militancy and civil war from neighbouring countries. These threats were acknowledged when the Chiefs of the Ghana Armed Forc ...
Ghana's Special Forces

The Emerging Security Threats and Ghana Special Forces (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Does Ghana Need Special Forces?West Africa where Ghana is situated occupies a strategically important position as a major energy supplier to the global energy market. Unfortunately the region is fast gaining notoriety and as a hub of militancy, terrorism, piracy, arm smuggling and drug trafficking ...
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