Major changes in the global governance architecture have markedly
impacted upon and considerably changed the situation in Southern
Africa since this journal was established 35 years ago. These shifts
have also modified the approach documented in the periodical. With
this issue, the Strategic Review enters another stage in its development.
In pursuance of being a relevant source of information, profound
analysis and engagement with topical policy matters, it is representing
academically sound Southern African perspectives, as well as
perspectives on Southern Africa. At the same time, it adds voices from
civil society and other agencies, contributing in their way to necessary
debates. The new blend offers further reflections and dimensions to provoke
fruitful discourses not only confined to a purely academic analysis.