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Report Launch: Why Africa Matters to US National Security

  • Atlantic Council 1030 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)
Côte d'Ivoire's commercial capital Abidjan seen from the air. The West African economy is expected to grow at a whopping 8 percent in 2017, according to IMF estimates. UN Photo/Basile Zoma

Côte d'Ivoire's commercial capital Abidjan seen from the air. The West African economy is expected to grow at a whopping 8 percent in 2017, according to IMF estimates. UN Photo/Basile Zoma

African countries pose a variety of threats and opportunities to the United States, and engaging with them is not optional. But policymakers and analysts have regularly undervalued Africa's importance to US national security and economic interests. A better understanding of how Africa's potential - and problems - affects the United States is urgently needed. 

The Atlantic Council's Africa Center is hosting a conversation with Grant T. Harris, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council, moderated by Karen Attiah, Global Opinions Editor with The Washington Post, on the Center's most recent report: Why Africa Matters to US National Security. 

Event Details

  • Date: May 25, 2017

  • When: 9:00 - 10:00 AM

  • Where: Atlantic Council

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