The core mission of the CSIS Africa Program is to conduct sustained and timely research and analysis on the major elements of U.S. policy toward Africa, with the aim of substantially shaping discourse in Congress, the executive branch, and among the broader policymaking community. The program also provides a platform to African opinion leaders and seeks to integrate African perspectives into the Washington policy dialogue.
Conducting research and analysis on major elements of U.S. policy toward Africa that is centrist and forward looking.
In this collection of essays, regional and functional experts from
CSIS consider the main themes of the summit—and of Africa’s
current place in the world—including trade and investment, peace
and security, and democracy and good governance
This report highlights examples of progress and positive collaboration between corporate and public actors and identifies areas where African governments can do more to make the most of current economic opportunities.
Media clips on Boko Haram
NBC News (article) 
PBS NewsHour (video interview) 
Jennifer Cooke, Director, Africa Program, CSIS