U.S. policy toward Africa has been on autopilot for much of the past four years, following a laundry list of good intentions that established priorities for Africa’s well-being and U.S. security interests. However, a truly sustainable and forward-looking U.S. policy toward Africa should refocus attention on Africa’s opportunity as an economic powerhouse of the future, a strategy that combines both domestic self-interest and an opportunity to help Africa move forward.
Proceedings of a forum on recent political events in Uganda, featuring Joel Barkan, University of Iowa, Johnnie Carson, National Defense University, and comments and questions from Ruhakana Rugunda, Ugandan Minister of Internal Affairs and other audience members. Watch the video by visiting the event website.
Transcript of "Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations in Post-Conflict and Crisis Zones: The Challenges of Military and Civilian Cooperation"
Verbatim transcripts of a half-day conference held at the Wilson Center on June 7, 2006, which focused on ways to strengthen the collaboration between military and civilian actors in conflict and post conflict environments.
French; Une analyse des développements récents au processus électorale, par Eugène Nindorera, ancien ministre des droits de la personne humaine du Burundi, et consultant au BLTP.
While much of the world has virtually eliminated or is managing the impacts of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, the Africa continent continues to struggle with the spread of these often deadly diseases. But efforts continue to turn the tide and progress is being made. For an update on this major public health challenge, the Wilson Center’s Africa Program co-hosted an event with Friends Africa. This episode of REWIND summarizes what was learned and what lies ahead.
After a devastating five-year civil war, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is now undergoing a difficult and still fragile political transition to democracy. To aid in the transition, the Wilson Center's Africa Program and a partner organization have been called in to train Congolese leaders in an effort to strengthen the cohesion and capacity of the state.
With Joseph Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada, former Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG), which monitored the 2004 presidential elections in Cameroon.