AfriFuture notes that in the global south, politics and security issues are of importance given their centrality in human existence. The Political and Security Studies Research Unit is an interdisciplinary unit that dedicated in undertaking critical, cutting edge research on contemporary political and security dynamics in both domestic and international contexts. It endeavours to understand how power operates locally, regionally and internationally and it interrogates complex political and security problems while providing analysis and proffering creative solution. Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to) political studies, national security, international relations and world politics and policy. The Unit will contribute to knowledge generation, policy making and capacity development of policy makers, institutions and academics.