African Security Issues in the Biden Era
This lecture of opportunity offers a survey of the on-going security issues in Africa that will be faced by the new President Joseph Biden administration. This Zoom talk is guide by American national security-foreign policy interests and the Maslow hierarchy of African human security needs. It will highlight a status report of Novel Covid-19 and other disease vectors in Africa and move on to kinetic and counter-insurgency issues of ISIS, Al-Qa’eda and others in the Horn of Africa, Central African and the African Sahel. Issues of governance, human rights and democracy will be described as well as multiple concerns of piracy and trafficking: human, drugs, minerals (gold, diamonds, coltan), arms, ivory and animals. This will be placed in the context of Russians and Chinese interests and activities in Africa and what the African Combatant Command (AFRICOM) may be able to do.
About this Lecture
Lectures of Opportunity offers U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn more about national and international socio-political subjects that may be of relevance to the NWC community.