Great Powers and US Foreign Policy towards Africa

  • Stephen M. Magu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stephen M. Magu
    Pages 1-12
  3. Stephen M. Magu
    Pages 13-32
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 187-196

About this book


This book addresses one main question: whether the United States has a cohesive foreign policy for Africa. In assessing the history of the United States and its interactions with the continent, particularly with the Horn of Africa, the author casts doubt on whether successive US administrations had a cohesive foreign policy for Africa. The volume examines the historical interactions between the US and the continent, evaluates the US involvement in Africa through foreign policy lenses, and compares foreign policy preferences and strategies of other European, EU and BRIC countries towards Africa.

Stephen M. Magu is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hampton University, USA, where he teaches history, international relations and political science courses.


foreign policy Horn of Africa colonialism benign neglect Great Powers diplomacy 21st century European Union BRIC

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen M. Magu
    • 1
  1. 1.Political ScienceHampton UniversityHamptonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94095-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94096-0
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