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Biden’s team will try to reset engagement with Africa

Wednesday, December 9, 2020


This may see a redefining of US-Africa policy compared to the Trump administration’s focus on competition with China, including: resolving questions surrounding the role for US troops in regional counterterrorism efforts; deepening relationships with African leaders; multilateral approaches to regional conflict; and democracy and human rights promotion.


  • A renewed human rights focus will not end persistent questions about US military engagement in the regional ‘war on terror’.
  • Domestic debates on racial inequalities will intersect with the administration’s public diplomacy and human rights agenda.
  • The Trump administration's military reorganisations and planned troop drawdowns will force Biden's team to make unwelcome quick decisions.
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