Africa Policy in the Clinton Years
October 1, 2001
The Clinton years saw unprecedented high-level engagement in Africa and the articulation of a vision of partnership based on consultation and ambitious policy initiatives. Though important results were achieved in some areas, the administration encountered substantial obstacles linked to Africa's worsening environment and to internal constraints. This volume examines evolving challenges in Africa, assesses U.S.-Africa policy in the Clinton years, and offers pragmatic recommendations to the Bush administration on critical Africa-related policy decisions. Recommendations focus on: the pursuit of U.S. economic interests, crisis diplomacy, investment in security operations, humanitarian assistance, bilateral policy toward Nigeria and South Africa, and responding to HIV/AIDS.
J. Stephen Morrison is director of the CSIS Africa Program. Previously, he served on the secretary of state's Policy Planning Staff, where he was responsible for African affairs and global foreign assistance issues. Jennifer G. Cooke is deputy director of the CSIS Africa Program, having served previously as a staff assistant on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa.