This is Why Africa Matters to the United States

Grant T. Harris
The Atlantic Council
Publication Date:
25 May 2017
Africa, United States, Canada and Africa

African countries pose a variety of threats and opportunities to the United States, and engaging with them is not optional. But policymakers and analysts have regularly undervalued Africa's importance to US national security and economic interests. A better understanding of how Africa's potential - and problems - affects the United States is urgently needed. This report was authoried by Grant T. Harris, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council.  


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