Beyond Humanitarianism What You Need to Know about Africa and Why It Matters

ISBN-10: 0876093713
ISBN-13: 9780876093719
Edition: 2007
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Publication date: 7/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The world's foremost institution on international affairs is proud to present a citizen's guide to Africa--a book that deconstructs the continenet's complex issues and conflicts, as well as clarifies what's at stake for the United States in Africa's future. BEYOND HUMANITARIANISM--MORE THAN_AIDS AND WAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AFRICA AND WHY IT MATTERS is a primer about the issues that are in the news as well as those that are not. Drawing on articles from "Foreign Affairs," the Council's website--CFR.org--and reports published by the Council, this book is an essential guide to debates about the future of the continent and the U.S.-Africa relationship. In addition to an insightful introduction by one of the world's leading experts on Africa, Council Senior Fellow Princeton Lyman, a former U.S. ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria, this volume includes an excerpt from the Council's 2006 Independent Task Force report on Africa that, according to the U.S. Department of State, "raised the profile of Africa among policymakers." For anyone interested in learning more on why and how Africa matters, BEYOND HUMANITARIANISM is a must-read.

Richard Haassis president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Until June 2003, Richard Haass was director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell.Previously, Haass was vice president and director of foreign policy studies at The Brookings Institution.nbsp; He was also special assistant to President George Bush and senior director on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to1993.nbsp; Haass is the author ofThe Opportunity: America 's Moment to Alter History's Course.nbsp;A Rhodes Scholar, he holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University .

Foreword
Introduction
Map of Africa
Under the Radar
U.S. Interest in Democracy and Human Rights Promotion
China Ups the Ante in Africa
Toward an Angola Strategy: Prioritizing U.S.-Angola Relations
Nigeria: Elections and Continuing Challenges
South Africa in Retrospect
Africa's Restless Youth
Trouble Spots
Zimbabwe: The Limits of Influence
Darfur and Beyond: What Is Needed to Prevent Mass Atrocities
Somalia's Terrorist Infestation
Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa: U.S. Policy Toward Ethiopia and Eritrea
Blowing the Horn
Next Steps: Ideas for the Present and Future of Africa
How to Rebuild Africa
Strengthening African Leadership
The Challenge of Global Health
Our Role: What the United States Can Do
It was the Year for Africa, But We Missed the Point
Endnotes
Additional Resources
About the Contributors
Acknowledgments
Index

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