U.S.-Africa Relations And The Road Ahead

Guest Host:

Marc Fisher
U.S.-Africa Relations And The Road Ahead

We explore the future of U.S.-Africa relations, and find out why many experts are urging a reset with Africa in President Barack Obama's second term.

When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, African nations were hopeful that relations with their continent would flourish. But since then, the Obama administration has been roundly criticized for taking a reactive, rather than a proactive, approach toward Africa. Now, with a second term on the horizon, the president finds a continent where trading happens mainly with China and where Muslim extremism continues to spread. We explore the future of U.S.-Africa relations, and find out why many experts are urging a reset with Africa.

Guests

Tibor Nagy

Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea

Jennifer Cooke

Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Paul Timm

Senior Fellow and Director of the Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution

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