Tag: Africa Command (AFRICOM)

Egypt’s history and modern-day economy inextricably link to a healthy Nile River. However, large dam construction in upstream Ethiopia may soon jeopardize the strength of the Nile in Egypt. The case of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam provides a window into the future and is instructive for the international community on the evolving nature of water insecurity…

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Featured article: Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa by Robert Bennett United States Army Africa (USARAF) executes over 400 activities annually valued at $2 million. These activities augment activities sponsored by other U.S. government, private charitable foundations, churches, and regional African organizations. The stated goals for these activities are complementary, but coordination among the groups is generally ineffective […]

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A new tool recently developed by U.S. Africa Command (Africom) is being used to measure progress in advancing women, peace, and security (WPS). The assessment tool was developed by Cori Fleser, Africom’s gender advisor, to better integrate WPS efforts into Africom’s security cooperation activities. Africom has made strides to better incorporate WPS activities when working with […]

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Featured article: West Africa: A “Ticking Time Bomb” or an Opportunity to Advance U.S. National Security Interests? by Raymond Everhart, John Morris, and Mohamadou Amar As international relations expert Francis Fukuyama wrote, “Since the end of the Cold War, weak and failing states have arguably become the single most important problem for international order.” The turmoil-ridden West […]

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Featured article: “Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges by William Denn, J. J. Williams, and Devanie Johnson U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) newest, geographic combatant command formed in 2007, exemplifies a bold, new experiment in whole-of-government interagency cooperation. Structured from the ground up to facilitate the integration of interagency […]

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On September 16, President Obama announced the plan for the whole-of-government response to address the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, declaring the outbreak to be a national security priority…

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Africom has made great strides in the five years since it was established. According to Africom commander Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the Department of Defense’s newest geographic combatant command has been building on multinational and interagency partnerships…

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On February 14, the two generals nominated to lead U.S. Central Command and U.S. Africa Command testified together in a confirmation hearing. The nominees focused on the important role partnerships play in national defense strategy…

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The Department of Defense recently reported on efforts being made in confronting drug trafficking in West Africa. The West Africa Cooperative Security Initiative is meeting the threat head on…

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