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U.S. Counterterrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Under... Cover Image
Added August 27, 2008
U.S. Counterterrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Understanding Costs, Cultures, and Conflicts. Authored by Dr. Donovan C. Chau.
The global conflict against Islamic terrorists and their perceived threat to the United States have propelled the African continent into U.S. counterterrorism policy. The challenges facing the United States are widespread and long term, requiring deep knowledge and understanding of sub-Saharan Africa.
Counterterrorism in African Failed States: Challen... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2006
Counterterrorism in African Failed States: Challenges and Potential Solutions. Authored by Colonel Thomas A Dempsey.
How serious is the threat posed by terrorist groups operating from failed states in Africa? This monograph asserts that the threat is very serious indeed, and presents alternative U.S. strategies to confront terrorist groups using failed states as sanctuaries and platforms for attacks on America and its partners.
Multilateral Constraints on the Use of Force: A Re... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2006
Multilateral Constraints on the Use of Force: A Reassessment. Authored by Dr. Seyom Brown.
Although much of the controversy over the extent to which U.S. security policy ought to be constrained by multilateralism revolves around the role of the UN, the focus of this monograph is on the future of NATO.
Funding Defense: Challenges of Buying Military Cap... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2001
Funding Defense: Challenges of Buying Military Capability in Sub-Saharan Africa. Authored by Dr. Martin Revayi Rupiya, COL Daniel W. Henk.
Martin Rupiya, Director of the University of Zimbabwe's Centre for Defence Studies, and Daniel Henk of the Air War College provide one of the first comprehensive studies of defense budgeting practices in Africa. They assess both the problems with these practices and fruitful avenues of reform. By doing so, they provide a solid roadmap both for African leaders and for Americans concerned with the development of greater security in the region.
Refining American Strategy in Africa... Cover Image
Added February 01, 2000
Refining American Strategy in Africa. Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
The author provides a broad overview of the African security environment as a basis for recommendations on the refinement of American strategy in that region. He assesses both the opportunities for positive change which exist today, and the obstacles.
Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Sahel: The... Cover Image
Added May 01, 1998
Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Sahel: The Tuareg Insurgency in Mali. Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Kalifa Keita.
June 27, 1990, is a significant date in the recent history of Mali. It marks the beginning of what Malians call "The Second Tuareg Rebellion." The first had been staged against the post-colonial Malian government in 1963. The national government had suppressed that rebellion with harsh coercive measures, and the Tuaregs continued to nurture grievances.
The United States and the Transformation of Africa... Cover Image
Added December 01, 1997
The United States and the Transformation of African Security: The African Crisis Response Initiative and Beyond. Authored by COL Daniel W. Henk, Dr. Steven Metz.
Helping Africans develop a capability to avoid or solve their region's security problems has reemerged recently as an important goal of American strategy, and the African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI) is its centerpiece. Based on their testimony presented to the Africa Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations, this study by Dr. Steven Metz and Colonel Dan Henk of the U.S. Army War College examines the ACRI. Significantly, it does so by placing the ACRI in a wider, long-term strategic context.
Military Medical Operations in Sub-Saharan Africa:... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1997
Military Medical Operations in Sub-Saharan Africa: THE DoD. Authored by LTC C. William Fox, Jr..
Lieutenant Colonel C. William Fox, Jr., a physician who has had extensive experience in U.S. activities in Africa over the past two decades, has personally supervised operations that have considerable potential as models for future regional involvement. In this publication, he offers a rationale and vision for future DoD activities in Africa.
Reform, Conflict, and Security in Zaire... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1996
Reform, Conflict, and Security in Zaire. Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
U.S. foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa seeks stability, democracy, and economic development. Despite recent positive trends, it is clear that not all African countries will move in this direction; some will sink into greater violence and misery. In the central part of the continent, Zaire is the linchpin. Because of its great size and natural wealth, Zaire has the ability to serve as either the locomotive of development or an agent of destabilization.
Armies and Democracy in the New Africa: Lessons fr... Cover Image
Added January 01, 1996
Armies and Democracy in the New Africa: Lessons from Nigeria and South Africa. Authored by Dr. Steven Metz, Dr. Kent Hughes Butts.
In October 1994, the Strategic Studies Institute sponsored a roundtable on democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa. Particular attention was paid to the role the U.S. military and Department of Defense played in democracy support. This study developed from a paper presented at the roundtable. Dr. Butts and Dr. Metz reject the notion that the political culture of African states allows or even encourages military intervention in politics.
Disaster and Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa: L... Cover Image
Added September 01, 1994
Disaster and Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa: Learning from Rwanda. Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
Rwanda's horrific civil war suggests that human disasters requiring outside intervention will remain common in Sub-Saharan Africa. The American people want a prompt and effective response to human disasters when the United States becomes involved.