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Advanced Area Studies 201 Workshops (AFRICOM/CJTF-HOA/MARFORAF)

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This advanced-level seminar provides a thorough examination of leading security issues in Africa, including governance challenges, transnational threats, and engagement by the United States and other external actors on the continent. Each seminar session includes a presentation from a subject matter expert who will raise key issues and themes and facilitate discussion among participants. As an... Continue Reading

Countering Transnational Organized Crime

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This program explores the TOC-security-governance nexus to generate strategic recommendations that can be practically implemented by participants and their peers within African institutions.

Elections and Security in Africa

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This program examines the causes and motivations of pre- and post-election violence; successful cases of preventing electoral violence in Africa; and the role of security services, the international community, community leaders and institutions, and other key stakeholders in elections.

Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders

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The Africa Center conducts an annual three-week program for mid-level African security sector professionals. This program addresses the roles and responsibilities of professional military and other security sector officers in democratic societies, and enhances leadership skills to more effectively address current and future security challenges.

Additional Reading on External Actors in Africa

Recommended research   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on September 3, 2000

(See more recent readings on this topic here.) Army of Fake Fans Boosts China’s Messaging on Twitter By Erika Kinetz, Associated Press, May 12, 2021 Chinese officials around the world use Twitter and Facebook, which are blocked in China, to post about their country’s initiatives and defend it against controversy. But the seeming popularity of... Continue Reading