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Title:African Crisis Response Initiative and the New African Security (Dis)Order
Author:Aning, Emmanuel K.ISNI
Year:2001
Periodical:African Journal of Political Science (ISSN 1027-0353)
Volume:6
Issue:1
Period:June
Pages:43-67
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
Subjects:foreign policy
military intervention
international relations
Military, Defense and Arms
civil wars
Conflict management
African Crisis Response Initiative
Military aid
national security
External link:http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/africanjournals/html/itemdetail.cfm?recordID=367
Abstract:This article examines the role of the United States in post-Cold War African security issues in the 1990s. It analyses the impact of the African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI) and the reactions to ACRI from the continent - from the OAU, ECOWAS and influential countries like Nigeria - given the efforts being made by African governments to grapple with their own security concerns. It concludes with a tentative assessment of the possibilities for ACRI's effectiveness and its prospects for achieving credibility among African governments and civil society. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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