TITLE

AMERICA IN AFRICA, 1981

AUTHOR(S)
Anderson, David
PUB. DATE
December 1981
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;1981 Special Issue, Vol. 60 Issue 3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the role of the United States in the political and economic developments in the countries of Africa. In northern Africa, U.S. policy was dominated by an obsession with the behavior of Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi in Libya. Reacting against his irresponsible adventurism in Africa, and also reflecting the anti-Soviet tone that tended to dominate its approach to African issues, the Administration led by U.S. president Ronald Reagan, developed during the year an ever stronger policy of confrontation with Libya, while at the same time acting to buttress Egypt and the Sudan, on the one hand, and Tunisia on the other. In the face of the most difficult economic situation for more than 20 years, and anticipating the exhortations toward greater self-reliance in the latest World Bank Report, "Accelerated Development in Africa," there has been a resurgence of regional cooperation for economic development, with an emphasis on increased intra-African trade.
ACCESSION #
4854126

 

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