Issue Brief posted January 15, 2014
U.S. Response to Chaos in the Central African Republic
Chaos in the Central African Republic (CAR) threatens stability beyond its borders. Lawless spaces allow extremist groups to operate more freely. Uncertainty has been amplified by the abrupt resignations of interim President Michel Djotodia and Prime Minister Nicolas Tiengaye.
While the U.S. has little direct interest in CAR, instability in the region and the possibility…
Issue Brief posted April 23, 2012
Lord’s Resistance Army: A Symptom of Central Africa’s Larger Problems
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has caused enormous suffering and instability in central Africa, launching violent attacks in Uganda, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and newly independent South Sudan. While Congress and the Obama Administration have provided substantial political, financial, and military support aimed at…