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The Sahel and Western Military Assistance in Africa


A panel of experts explore the West’s changing military presence in Africa’s Sahel region and what it could mean for peace and stability across the continent.

French and Chadian peacekeepers talk at the Minusma peacekeeping base in Kidal, Mali

World Review: Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis, Lebanon's Decline, Rumsfeld

World Review

Kim Ghattas, Philip Stephens, and Julian Barnes join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.


Commentary & Analysis

Public-Private Partnerships in Nutrition Ventures

Global Food for Thought by Samanta Dunford

Were the recommendations in the Center on Global Food and Agriculture's 2015 nutrition report successful? The Council examines this question in the third part of our 2021-22 series to find out.

Jagger Harvey, the director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss, and Jisang Yu assess chilies and peanuts for mycotoxin risk in Nepal.
Kansas State Research & Extension
Food and Agriculture

Africa Will Test Biden's Democracy Approach

In the News
the Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

In Africa, “supplying and supporting abusive security forces often directly undermines democracy,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Smoke billowing from a street in Kampala after an explosion.
US Foreign Policy


Considering a Soil Initiative for Africa

Policy Brief by David Nielson

This paper diagnoses the challenges faced by governments, international organizations and research institutions in mitigating and reversing the decline of soil quality in Africa.

Workers unload a truck of harvested cassava roots.
Food and Agriculture

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development


Ian H. Solomon 

Nonresident Fellow, Africa
Council expert Ian H. Solomon
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Roger Thurow 

Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
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