Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham writes for the Fall 2014 issue of The Ambassadors Review.


The story of Africa is increasingly one of economic dynamism, there are very real security, humanitarian, and developmental challenges which remain to be confronted and which the United States has a stake in helping to tackle – and not only because US citizens and businesses hope to join with their African counterparts in grasping the continent’s burgeoning opportunities. However, these challenges cannot be addressed except in an integrated fashion, with solutions that embrace a broader notion of human security writ large – encompassing social, economic, and political development – which, often enough, also must transcend national and other artificial boundaries.

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