Thursday, May 25, 2017

Why Africa Matters to US National Security

The Atlantic Council published in May 2017 a report titled "Why Africa Matters to US National Security" by Grant T. Harris, CEO of Harris Africa Partners LLC and senior director for Africa in the National Security Council during the Obama administration.

Harris argues that underinvesting in Africa poses a threat to U.S. national security. First, transnational threats from Africa are persistent and real. Second, economic and political needs inevitably draw the United States to Africa. Three, incidences of conflict, humanitarian crisis, and mass atrocities in Africa put significant pressure on the United States to act, in fulfillment of the nation's historic global leadership role.

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