CSIS scholars from the Africa Program, Middle East Program, Global Health Policy Center, the Human Rights Initiative, the Prosperity and Development Project, and the Global Food Security Program research the most critical issues facing the African continent.

Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Intelligence Advantage: Profiling African Leaders’ Meetings with U.S. Presidents

How does the CIA profile African leaders before their meetings with U.S. presidents? CSIS senior adviser Judd Devermont exposes the untold history of analyzing Africa's leaders, evaluates its impact on U.S. policy, and explores how AI could transform the art form.

Brief by Judd Devermont — May 20, 2024

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Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center