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Mapping studies

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The purpose of the mapping studies is to survey, examine and document the security-related policies and activities of major external actors in sub-Saharan Africa. These actors include individual states (e.g. China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) and intergovernmental organizations (e.g. the European Union and the United Nations). 

The actor-based mapping studies have a strong empirical focus, providing data and other information on these actors' security-related policies and activities, including arms transfers, military presence, military and security assistance, defence and security agreements and, where relevant, economic and diplomatic activities and relationships.

The mapping studies will be presented in an edited volume of the security-related activities of external actors, including an extensive data appendix. In addition, the project will provide summaries of the studies for easy access and use by practitioners and African CSOs. 

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