ReportFeb 23, 2023
Russia’s influence in Africa, a security perspective
By Sarah Daly & Abdelhak Bassou
In partnership with the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), the Africa Center is proud to present the joint report “Russia’s influence in Africa, a security perspective”, by Sarah Daly and Abdelhak Bassou, on the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine.
ReportFeb 11, 2022
Sahel: Moving beyond military containment policy report
By Pierre Englebert, Rida Lyammouri
Over the last ten years, violence and political instability have spread across the West African Sahel. Multiple foreign interventions and local governments have proved unable to stem the crisis. This report analyses the multiple failures at the root of the crisis and makes innovative policy recommendations.
ReportMay 14, 2021
Growing green: Catalyzing climate finance in African markets
By Emilie Bel
While African countries are the most impacted by the effects of climate change, the continent is home to an abundance of natural resources and vibrant economic prospects. To face the climate emergency, overcome the economic shock of COVID-19, and ensure that African economic development is sustainable, growth can only be green. However, tapping into Africa’s vast potential will require mobilizing billions in investment for infrastructure.
Issue BriefApr 28, 2021
Partnering for Africa’s digital future: Opportunities for the United States, South Korea, and India
By Aleksandra Gadzala Tirziu
For Washington, cooperation with emerging powers such as South Korea and India could advance US influence in Africa and could help ensure that Beijing’s digital foothold on the continent does not deepen.
ReportApr 19, 2021
Priorities for US-Africa commercial policy in the Biden Administration
By Aubrey Hruby
This new decade has created a unique moment for the Biden administration to reset US-Africa policy. A more multifaceted and nuanced engagement with African states will set a foundation for stronger US-Africa partnerships, support mutual economic growth, and contribute to strengthening US global leadership.
ReportNov 30, 2020
African agency in the new Cold War: Traditional power competition in the post-COVID-19 African landscape
By Bronwyn Bruton
In a resource-scarce post-COVID environment that will accelerate competition between traditional external powers on the African continent, some African nations will find themselves in the crosshairs of a new Cold War mentality that could threaten African agency, regionalization, and the blooming ethos of pan-Africanism. African leaders’ pursuit of collective interests will be decisive in setting the continent’s trajectory—toward a new African Century, or another period of thwarted ambitions.
ReportMar 27, 2020
Making the most of Prosper Africa: Leveraging US competitiveness in African markets
By Aubrey Hruby
Global powers are jockeying for access to opportunities in African markets. In this environment, how can the United States ensure US commercial success in Africa?
Issue BriefJul 15, 2019
Deconstructing the Dragon: China’s commercial expansion in Africa
By Aubrey Hruby
The Trump administration has raised the alarm about China’s domination of large infrastructure projects in Africa, diagnosing the growing indebtedness of African nations to China as a threat to US national security, as well as the sovereignty of the countries affected. They also correctly bemoan the unfair advantages conferred on Chinese firms by Beijing’s multi-billion dollar […]