Biden And Africa – Same Old, Or New Era?

By International Crisis Group

The last four years of relative U.S. absence in Africa contrast starkly with the country’s historically oversized role in shaping peace and security on the continent. Has this shift set the tone for years to come or will President-elect Biden seek to re-engage as an active partner?

Crisis Group’s Chief of Staff Brittany Brown, having worked on African affairs under Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump, joins Alan this week for a look at what Biden’s foreign policy priorities should be.

Together they draw parallels between previous U.S. administrations to envisage whether the incoming Biden team will mark a departure from past approaches to China, human rights, counter-terrorism and multilateralism in Africa – and the Horn of Africa region in particular.

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