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.
The persistent misconception that Africa is largely irrelevant to U.S.national security is dangerous, according to a report issued by the Atlantic Council Africa Center in ... Read more »