This book contains critical analyses of President Barack Obama's foreign policy instruments toward Africa and suggests how to continue, strengthen, and modify these policy instruments. The examination begins with the theme of policy continuity and change, followed by those on military intervention, competition and perceived threats, crisis management, politics, ecomic development, and social policy. Each chapter starts with an introduction of the policy instrument, provides an analysis of the instrument, and concludes with suggestions. This book presents the objectives for vibrant and lasting relations between Africa and the United States and the concrete measures to achieve them.
Abdul Karim Bangura is professor of research methodology and political science at Howard University. He is the author of 75 books and more than 600 scholarly articles. One of his recent books titled African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers (University Press of America, 2011) is the winner of the prestigious Cecil B. Curry Book Award for 2012. He has served as President and then United Nations Ambassador of the Association of Third World Studies.