U.S. Africa Command: Military Operations or Good Governance

Ahmad, Abdullahi Ayoade (2015) U.S. Africa Command: Military Operations or Good Governance. IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science, 20 (6). pp. 57-67. ISSN 2279-0845 (Printed) 2279-0837 (online)

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Abstract

The United States is the sole supper power that maintains great influences across the globe. Her influences encompass various aspects such as economic, political, cultural, and military. In pursuance of its national interests through foreign policy, indirect methods are commonly adopted; meanwhile the military has remained a direct tool channeled to achieve numerous foreign policy agendas. Account of this can be noted in reference to dozens of US bases across the globe. Africa was not left behind; the continent remains one of the US centers of interest. As a result, United States established tactic historical military operations in Africa known as US-Africa Command (US AFRICOM) in 2007, with the aim of providing security and viable atmosphere to African region. The paper investigates the effect of US AFRICOM and its association with the question of US interest in Africa, those factors that triggered United States to pursue a direct military agenda on African soil regardless of opposition from several African nations. It further evaluated the progress and the benefit of the operations to the hosts, and how it has relatively affected the issue of good governance. The research concludes with certain recommendations for a better US African relation. Keywords: US Africa, Military Operations, National Interest, Democracy, Good Governance.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Keywords: US Africa, Military Operations, National Interest, Democracy, Good Governance.
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: Dr Abdullahi Ayoade Ahmad
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 04:15
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 04:15
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4965

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