Africa Program

Photo courtesy of Glenna Gordon http://www.glennagordon.com/ based in Monrovia, Liberia

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.

Recent Publications


The Reinvention of Al-Shabaab

Matt Bryden examines the evolution of Al-Shabaab’s leadership, ideological outlook, and military strategy in a new report from the CSIS Africa Program

 

 

Current Projects and Focus Areas

 

  • photo courtesy of wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Occupy_Nigeria_rally_in_Ojota_Temi.jpg

    Supported by the Ford Foundation, the series will bring Nigerian officials, civil society activists, and opinion leaders to Washington, D.C. to engage with U.S. policymakers and Africa experts on how best to ensure that Nigeria's upcoming elections are peaceful, credible, and free.

  • photo courtesy of Kipp Johns http://www.flickr.com/photos/74446879@N00/83913948/in/photolist-8q5Gd

    Supported by Luce Foundation, this project examines the ways in which the religious and political spheres intersect in African contexts.

  • photo courtesy of wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SASOL_Gas_Pipeline_-_Temane_-_Mozambique.jpg

    The CSIS Africa Program is undertaking four high-level Africa Energy Forums to examine new energy trends in Africa.

  • photo courtesy of DFID http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/6219651215/in/photostream/

    The Resilient Africa Network (RAN) is a partnership with Makerere University, Tulane University, and Stanford University focusing on identifying and supporting sources of resilience in various African communities.

  • photo courtesy of Ossy - traffic jam Im in - luanda, angola nov. 2008 https://www.flickr.com/photos/1village/3005107423/lightbox/

    Current areas of focus of the CSIS Africa Program

  • Completed projects, past events, and publications from the CSIS Africa Program

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