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The Sahel and Western Military Assistance in Africa


A panel of experts explore the West’s changing military presence in Africa’s Sahel region and what it could mean for peace and stability across the continent.

French and Chadian peacekeepers talk at the Minusma peacekeeping base in Kidal, Mali

Africa's Free Trade Economy


Council President's Club and leadership members are invited to engage in a private dialogue with Africa’s first Secretary-General of the AfCFTA, H.E. Wamkele Mene, on the landmark trade agreement and its global impact.

Parked trucks wait in 10km queue to cross the Kenyan-Ugandan border from the town of Busia

Commentary & Analysis

Lessons in Security and Diplomacy 25 Years After the US Embassy Bombings

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

We explore how the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya forever changed the way the US government protects its representatives abroad.

A view of the United States Embassy, left, and other damaged buildings in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on Aug. 8, 1998 the day after terrorist bombs in Kenya.
AP Photos
US Foreign Policy

Uganda's Anti-LGBTQ Law Should Draw Attention to a Bigger Problem for the US

In the News
The Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“As we celebrate the LGBTQ community here at home, let’s not forget the fight to protect them elsewhere continues,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford.

Activists hold red placards with yellow writing during their picket against Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill
AP Photos
Inclusion and Equity


Considering a Soil Initiative for Africa

Policy Brief by David Nielson

This paper diagnoses the challenges faced by governments, international organizations, and research institutions in mitigating and reversing the decline of soil quality in Africa.

Workers unload a truck of harvested cassava roots. Food and Agriculture

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China. Climate and the Environment