- About Our Program
- CSIS Nigeria Forum
- Intersection of Religion and Politics
- Africa's New Energy Producers
- Resilient Africa Network
- Stress Testing African States
- Current Focus Areas
- Remembering Joel Barkan
- Other Focus Areas
Security and Conflict
Africa’s security threats and U.S. approaches to preventing and mitigating conflict
The CSIS Africa Program seeks to understand current security threats, anticipate future risks of instability, and examine current U.S. and international security initiatives on the continent. Our research focus includes: mitigating conflict in Côte d'Ivoire, Sudan, Somalia, the DRC, and the Niger Delta; emerging transnational security threats including drug trafficking, terrorism, and piracy; and the consolidation of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Current research projects are discussed in further detail below.
The Africa Program seeks to highlight the urgent need for police reform in Africa and provide solutions for more capable, accountable, and professional African police forces.
The Africa Program assesses how the United States can best utilize the U.S. Africa Command in combination with civilian agencies to address security challenges in Africa.
The CSIS Africa program has assembled these resources to provide insight into the political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire and its aftermath.
The Africa Program examines how the United States can promote good governance in East Africa while simultaneously confronting security threats in the region.
Examining key risks to instability in 10 African States
- VideoJan 14, 2014
- AudioJun 24, 2013
ReportJan 18, 2013
ReportJan 16, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
May 30, 2013