South Africa’s Foreign Policy – Quo Vadis?

This paper by Arnold Wehmhoerner looks at the development of South African foreign policy since the end of apartheid. It deals with the divergent approaches taken by Mandela, Mbeki and Zuma and the changing circumstances in which the country finds itself as an economic powerhouse, member of the G20, BRICS and its behaviour at the UN Security Council. Wehmhoerner also looks at the tendency for oppressive incumbent governments to favour power sharing arrangements when put under pressure and the role of the AU, NATO and other actors in dealing with the crisis in Libya.

Read the paper by Arnold Wehmhoerner, FEPS Correspondent for Southern Africa