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  • Executive Memorandum on September 21, 1990 Time to Rethink U.S. South Africa Policy

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 9/21/90 282 TIME TO RETHINK U.S. SOUTH AFRICA POLICY Nextweek'sstate visit by South African President F.W. de lGerk will be an historic moment in United States-South African relations. Never before has a South African head of state been received by a U .S. President. But neither has a South African leader…

  • Backgrounder posted March 26, 1979 by Samuel T. The Front Line States: The Realities in Southern Africa

    Cument, may contain errors) 78 March 26, 1979 THE FR ON T-LINE S TA TES THE REALITIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA INTRODUCTION The Front Line States (FLS) are five subsaharan African nations adjacent to Rhodesia: Angola, Botswana, Mozambi que, Tanzania, and Zambia. All are relatively new nations, all are former white-ruled colonies now ruled by black Africans, and all…

  • Backgrounder posted August 19, 2013 by Brett D. Schaefer, Anthony B. Kim, Charlotte Florance Congress Should Pave the Way for a U.S.–Africa Free Trade Agreement

    Vibrant economic growth and lasting development in sub-Saharan Africa depends greatly on increasing the competitiveness of African entrepreneurs through expanded economic freedom. Since the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law in May 2000, AGOA has contributed to that goal by providing expanded duty-free access for most imports from the region and…

  • Backgrounder posted June 13, 2001 by James Phillips To Stop Sudan's Brutal Jihad, Support Sudan's Opposition

    Sudan, Africa's largest country, has been convulsed for 18 years by a brutal civil war that has claimed 2 million lives. Once dubbed "the forgotten war," Sudan's internal conflict has attracted growing international attention because of mounting evidence that Sudan's radical Islamic regime has resorted to systematic bombing of civilians, starvation, slavery,…

  • Lecture posted July 24, 2012 by The Honorable Patrick Meehan Boko Haram: An Overlooked Threat to U.S. Security

    Abstract: Since 2009, the jihadist insurgency in Nigeria known as Boko Haram has been escalating its attacks across the country, targeting security forces, politicians, and civilians. Assuming that Boko Haram will refrain from targeting U.S. interests in Nigeria (a country of strategic significance) or in the U.S. homeland is a dangerous gamble—as was the case with other…

  • Backgrounder posted May 10, 2000 by Brett D. Schaefer The Keys to an African Economic Renaissance

    During his first visit to Africa in March 1998, President Bill Clinton assured the leaders of the African nations that America remains committed to helping sub-Saharan Africa prosper. Believing such prosperity to be imminent, he painted an optimistic image of the future: [O]ld patterns are fading away, the Cold War is gone, colonialism is gone, apartheid is…

  • Lecture posted May 1, 1990 by George B. The End of African Socialism

    (Archived document, may contain errors) The End of African Socialism? By George B.N. Ayittey In most places in Africa, telephones don't work; they bite back. What are called "roads" are cartways truncated with crevasses large enough to swallow a truck. Vehicles move in a crab-like fashion: pointing sideways but moving perfe c tly straight. These, in shor4 are…

  • Executive Memorandum posted May 19, 2004 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Brett D. Schaefer Addressing Nigeria's Economic Problems and the Islamist Terrorist Threat

    Nigeria is a case study in oil-based wealth being squandered by poor governance and internal strife. Instability in Nigeria merits U.S. attention because it is a major non-Middle Eastern oil producer (accounting for 3 percent of global oil production in 2001) and was America's fifth largest (9.6 percent) source of crude oil imports in 2003. Moreover,…

  • WebMemo posted June 5, 2006 by Brett D. Schaefer, Daniella Markheim The Free Trade Future of AGOA

    This week Washington will host the fifth Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, which will bring together governments and representatives of the private sector and civil society to discuss how the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) "can continue to be a vehicle to increase trade, investment and economic cooperation between the United States…

  • Commentary posted July 8, 2013 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. This Isn't the Africa Policy Americans Need

    Every presidential trip abroad is designed to produce signature moments and deliverable achievements. President Barack Obama's recent visit to Africa was no exception. His deliverables will do little to help Africa -- but they will fatten big business at home. The president's carefully crafted African itinerary avoided most of the places where urgent U.S. interests are…

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