Laurie Nathan’s ‘Community of insecurity: SADC’s struggle for peace and security in Southern Africa’ - Book Review by Andre Dumon

Laurie Nathan’s authoritative examination of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a well sustained analysis on its failure to achieve its main objectives: peace and security in the region. The reasons for this failure are argued to portend a dark future for the regional organisation and its stated objectives. As someone who served SADC in an advisory capacity, Nathan’s analysis certainly provides a privileged perspective and he should be given an attentive reading.