Briefing with Swedish Defense Delegation

The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a briefing for Swedish regional defense attachés and analysts who focus on Africa. The briefing featured presentations by Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham and Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton.

Discussion points included the outcomes of the US-Africa Leaders Summit and security challenges for the United States and the international community in Africa. Participants engaged in a lively discussion about political and economic concerns in Somalia and South Sudan, and the possibilities for a resolution to both conflicts. The conversation concluded by examining Boko Haram’s most recent activity in Nigeria.