NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR’S COLUMN OUTLINES U.S. SECURITY AGENDA IN AFRICA

November 9, 2006

HARRISONBURG—In his weekly column for the World Defense Review, Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, surveys the “Top 10” priorities for a U.S. security agenda in Africa, a strategy which he hopes “the Bush administration and the new Congress will hopefully find ways to collaborate.”

Dr. Pham writes, “Now that the midterm elections are over, however, perhaps it can be hoped that the incoming 110 th Congress might spare some time for a continent which, as I have repeated argued, is more now more vital to U.S. strategic interests than ever before and will only become more so in the coming years.” The priorities discussed in the column include the Islamist radicals in Somalia, the future of Nigeria, the genocide in Darfur, the restoration of normality to Côte d’Ivoire, and Chinese expansion throughout Africa.

This week’s column, the first in a two-part series entitled “A U.S. Security Agenda in Africa,” can be accessed by clicking here.