Chapter 3. Sub-Saharan Africa: Providing Strategic Vision or Fire-Fighting?

  1. Dr Robin Niblett Director principal substantive Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer
  1. Alex Vines Director of Regional Head member chair part-time lecturer senior researcher1 and
  2. Tom Cargill Assistant Head2,†

Published Online: 19 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391565.ch3

America and a Changed World

America and a Changed World

How to Cite

Vines, A. and Cargill, T. (2010) Sub-Saharan Africa: Providing Strategic Vision or Fire-Fighting?, in America and a Changed World (ed R. Niblett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391565.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Oxford University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of International Studies and Social Science, Coventry University, UK

  2. 2

    Chatham House, UK

  1. Material from this chapter appears as Alex Vines and Tom Cargill, ‘Obama's Sub-Saharan Africa Policy: Implications for Europe’, in Àlvaro Vasconcelos and Marcin Zaborowski (eds), The Obama Moment: European and American Perspectives (Paris: European Institute for Security Studies, 2009), pp. 213–23. Elizabeth Donnelly and Markus Weimer of Chatham House assisted with research for the sections on Nigeria and Angola in this chapter.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198448

Online ISBN: 9781444391565

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Keywords:

  • Subsaharan Africa: Providing Strategic Vision or Firefighting?;
  • Africa Command (AFRICOM)Relief (PEPFAR);
  • Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA);
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC);
  • Africa Contingency Operations and Training and Assistance (ACOTA);
  • More than Humanitarianism?;
  • The George W. Bush Legacy on Africa;
  • Africa Policy Under Obama;
  • Putting Policy into Practice: Strategy and Fire-Fighting;
  • The United States and Nigeria

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • More than Humanitarianism?

  • The George W. Bush Legacy on Africa

  • Africa Policy Under Obama

  • Putting Policy into Practice: Strategy and Fire-Fighting

  • The United States and Nigeria

  • The United States and South Africa

  • The United States and Angola

  • Conclusion: Break with the Past?

  • Notes