East Africa is a hotbed of political and economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa. It has been a major recipient of aid from the United States, both military and economic, and has also served as an important area for U.S. trade. If the United States can focus its efforts on education, political cooperation, and investment in the area, some of these countries may become its strongest allies.
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August 22, 2013
Another African terror chief is possibly dead—now is not the time to back away from a continent that western nations have largely ignored, and seem to not want to remember. With the hopeful news of the death of Abubakar Shekau, the United States should continue to assist legitimate African Governments in their efforts to combat terrorism across Africa. A continued offensive on behalf of the United States and its African allies would help to contain the spread of terrorism to a few isolated patches in the Middle East, as well as help the US in its larger strategic goals.
June 27, 2012
Recently, U.S. officials in Kenya warned of an imminent threat of a terrorist attack in Mombasa, Kenya. A day later, a hand grenade was thrown into a bar in Mombasa, killing three people. As America’s attention slowly shifts away from Afghanistan over the next few years, there is growing reason to increase American influence in […]
April 25, 2011
For those who haven’t been counting, France is heavily involved in three major interventions. One, Afghanistan, has been occurring for quite some time, but the other two are recent and reveal some interesting insights into France’s foreign policy outlook for the future. Nicolas Sarkozy has been President of France for nearly four years and has […]