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Professor of Ethics and Director of University of KwaZulu-Natal Strategic Studies Group
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Dr. Deane-Peter Baker is Associate Professor of Ethics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, as well as Director of the university’s Strategic Studies Group. In the winter of 2007-08, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Triangle Institute for Security Studies at Duke University. From January through March 2009, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Professor Baker’s wide-ranging research addresses topics in philosophy, ethics (particularly military ethics), and security studies. Forthcoming publications include an edited volume on counterinsurgency and the South African Army and a sole-authored book on the ethics, political philosophy, and civil-military implications of the outsourcing of force to private contractors. Professor Baker holds a B.A. (Hons), a master’s degree in philosophy, and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Natal/KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), and was awarded his Ph.D. by Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
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Authored by Professor Deane-Peter Baker.
The author provides a critical analysis of the South African Army’s plans for its future structures and capabilities, and offers recommendations on how the United States can help enable the future South African Army to best contribute to efforts to address conflict on the African continent.