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Beyond Humanitarianism
     

Beyond Humanitarianism

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by Princeton N. Lyman, Richard N. Haass, Patricia Dorff
 

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ISBN-10: 0876093713

ISBN-13: 9780876093719

Pub. Date: 09/14/2007

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

Currently, 15 percent of U.S. oil imports come from Africa—as much as from the Middle East—and the continent is poised to double its output over the coming decade. It has become the focus of attention from countries like China, which now imports more oil from Angola than from Saudi Arabia. In addition, Africa is rising in importance in trade, international

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Currently, 15 percent of U.S. oil imports come from Africa—as much as from the Middle East—and the continent is poised to double its output over the coming decade. It has become the focus of attention from countries like China, which now imports more oil from Angola than from Saudi Arabia. In addition, Africa is rising in importance in trade, international security, democracy promotion, and efforts to tackle worldwide concerns about global health and poverty.

The Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs present Beyond Humanitarianism, a compilation of recent work on Africa. This citizen's guide to the complex issues and conflicts on the continent clarifies what's at stake in Africa's future. It addresses underlying trends—such as the growth of democracy, the rising activity of China, and the political and economic prospects for the countries of Africa, as well as regional conflicts and terrorist threats there—and provides an absorbing look at Africa's emergence as a strategic player.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876093719
Publisher:
Council on Foreign Relations
Publication date:
09/14/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
0.57(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Richard N. Haass     vii
Introduction   Princeton N. Lyman     ix
Map of Africa     xv
Under the Radar
U.S. Interest in Democracy and Human Rights Promotion$dAn Independent Task Force Report     5
China Ups the Ante in Africa   Princeton N. Lyman     19
Toward an Angola Strategy: Prioritizing U.S.-Angola Relations$dAn Independent Commission Report from the Center for Preventive Action     23
Nigeria: Elections and Continuing Challenges   Robert I. Rotberg     29
South Africa in Retrospect   Princeton N. Lyman     45
Africa's Restless Youth   Michelle D. Gavin     69
Trouble Spots
Zimbabwe: The Limits of Influence   Princeton N. Lyman     89
Darfur and Beyond: What Is Needed to Prevent Mass Atrocities   Lee Feinstein     100
Somalia's Terrorist Infestation   Eben Kaplan     113
Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa: U.S. Policy Toward Ethiopia and Eritrea   Terrence Lyons     118
Blowing the Horn   John Prendergast   Colin Thomas-Jensen     132
Next Steps: Ideas for the Present and Future of Africa
How to Rebuild Africa   Stephen Ellis     151
StrengtheningAfrican Leadership   Robert I. Rotberg     165
The Challenge of Global Health   Laurie Garrett     171
Our Role: What the United States Can Do
It was the Year for Africa, But We Missed the Point$dAn Independent Task Force Report     199
Endnotes     225
Additional Resources     229
About the Contributors     231
Acknowledgments     235
Index     237

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This is a fascinating compilation of pieces from an exceptional group of experts about a wide array of regions and issues facing the African continent. Anyone who is interested in learning about the complexities of African life beyond Darfur and the AIDS epidemic should read this book. It's laid out beautifully and in comprehensive sections, each with a variety of essays exploring topics from South Africa to Nigeria, from the youth bulge to terrorism. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a more in-depth look at Africa than can be found in the daily headlines.