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Ms. Diane E. Chido is the President of DC Analytics, a research and analysis firm formed in October 2008. She has served as a cultural awareness subject matter expert on the Horn of Africa, assisting in creating training materials for the U.S. Army and course curricula in cultural intelligence analysis for academic and intelligence community agencies. She has also performed extensive research on Sub-Saharan African civil-military relations, socio-cultural cleavages, and regional security threats and opportunities. In December 2008, she completed the U.S. Army Culture Center’s train-the-trainer course on Cultural Awareness in the Horn of Africa. Ms. Chido is an adjunct professor of intelligence studies with the Institute for Intelligence Studies (IIS) at Mercyhurst University as well as a graduate of that program. She teaches Intelligence Communication, Advanced Intelligence Analysis, and Advanced Analytic Techniques, in the classroom and online, to graduate students who are practicing analysts in the Intelligence Community. She also serves as a faculty advisor for student researchers on numerous Department of Defense (DoD) contracts with the Center for Intelligence Research, Analysis, and Training (CIRAT). Ms. Chido has 20 years of experience in research including with the International Monetary Fund and with the Brookings Institution Foreign Policy Program. She publishes widely on intelligence analysis, ethnic conflict, and international security topics. Ms. Chido holds an M.S. in Applied Intelligence Analysis, an M.A. in Russian Language, and a Graduate Certificate in Russian/East European Studies.
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Authored by Diane E. Chido.
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African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are increasingly proving their ability and willingness to unite to halt and prevent conflict and to further regional economic and political objectives. USAFRICOM is uniquely positioned to strengthen REC capacity as a first step in a longer-term Pan-African integration process for enhanced continental stability and security.
Authored by Diane E. Chido.
Military retirees in many African countries face uncertain futures. The author suggests that USAFRICOM should include robust engineering programs as a part of its training approach for the region, thereby providing valuable opportunities for retiring service members, improving civil-military relationships, and enhancing economic development and stability.