When one thinks of the relationship between Europe and Africa today, two images that come to mind are of French military forces intervening in the Sahel region and Libyan immigrants attempting to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa on unnavigable vessels.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, being hosted by President Barack Obama in August 2014, acknowledges the increasing strategic, economic, and diplomatic importance of Africa and signals a desire by the United States to step up its engagement with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions.
New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to debate issues of importance in foreign policy. Though New Perspectives seeks to bring new voices into the dialogue, it does not endorse specific opinions or policy prescriptions.
If you knew nothing about Donetsk, Luhansk, or Slovyansk before this spring, you likely now associate them with mayhem and lawlessness.
In his April 2014 International Business Quarterly newsletter, CSIS Scholl Chair Scott Miller stressed the importance of rule of law to investment, both the domestic and the foreign direct varieties. Investment drives productivity improvements, raising GDP, wages, and standards of living. In her recently published book, Trading Spaces, Dr.
The international outrage over Boko Haram’s abduction of schoolgirls  in Nigeria has grown since the story first hit the news; mothers in Nigeria took action and celebrities from Angelina Jolie to First Lady Michelle Obama have made their voices he
With well over 2 million tags on Twitter and Facebook, the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign has catapulted the kidnapping of 276 girls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram onto the world stage.
The criminalization of homosexuality in many African states, and the recent decision by Uganda and Nigeria to impose increasingly draconian punishments on homosexual conduct, has important implications for U.S. health and development programming, for diplomatic engagement, and for global human rights norms. This report examines the current situation and offers recommendations for U.S.
The kidnapping of more than 250 high school girls in northeast Nigeria has catapulted the terrorist group Boko Haram into the international spotlight. It has also raised uncomfortable questions for the Nigerian authorities, which have been condemned for their slow response to the crisis.
Many of Africa’s economies are at a crossroads, with an unprecedented opportunity for sustained growth, structural change, and accelerated development. Each will face a unique set of economic and political circumstances, but key to the success of all will be building critically needed infrastructure, deepening regional integration, and building a skilled workforce.