TITLE

THE U.S. AFRICA COMMAND (AFRICOM): BUILDING PARTNERSHIP OR NEO-COLONIALISM OF U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONS?

AUTHOR(S)
da Cruz, Jos� de Arimat�ia; Stephens, Laura K.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Third World Studies;Fall2010, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p193
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the authors consider aspects of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom), a military endeavor undertaken to extend the influence and reach of the U.S. armed forces in Africa. At issue is the nature of the force, and a discussion of whether it is intent on forging alliances with the nations of the region or whether it is a neo-colonial organization. A number of topics are addressed including the geopolitical goals of the United States, the role played by African in U.S. foreign policy, and the state of U.S. relations with Africa.
ACCESSION #
57718447

Tags: UNITED States -- Armed Forces;  UNITED States -- Foreign relations -- Africa;  AFRICA -- Foreign relations -- United States;  GEOPOLITICS

 

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