CSIS works on the many issues unique to each of the two parts of the African continent: North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.


  • The Middle East Program leads CSIS’s analysis of security and political trends in the North African Maghreb and efforts to combat radical ideology there. It also examines deepening U.S. engagement in the region. The Maghreb is defined here as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

  • The Africa Program, along with programs and scholars focused on health and energy issues, analyze a host of issues affecting the region.

Studying Africa