U.S. Policy Toward Africa
Great Decisions 2015 | Topic 5
How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?
Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it’s become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. After the “Obamamania” of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn’t going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. Still, the U.S. has promised to promote “strong institutions, not strong men,” and to favor good governance and healthy economies over profit. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?
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US Foreign Policy towards Africa: A Case Study of the Obama Administration Vis-à-vis Sub-Sahara Africa
This PowerPoint presentation (in PDF format) explores the research topic of U.S. foreign policy toward Sub-Sahara Africa during Obama’s administration.
This report from the Brookings Institution looking at what the U.S.' top priorities on the continent should be. The project also provides a wealth of up-to-date information on U.S. Africa policy, including blog posts on recent developments and updates.
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This book offers comprehensive analyses of U.S. foreign policy toward Africa in the postwar era.
The book examines America’s involvement in the Horn of Africa and its relationship with the Islamic movement in the region.
The book analyzes African foreign policies in a post-Cold War environment and discusses Africa’s growing marginalization in the global economy.