After the end of the Cold War and a failed mission in Somalia, the US decided to wash its hands of major military operations in Africa Within the past few years, however, strategic interests in the region have grown, based largely on the threat of international terrorist group activities there In 2007, the Bush Administration created a new military presence in Africa, AFRICOM United States Africa Command , professed to be based not on occupying military or fixed bases, but rather on capacity building for and collaboration with African security forces.Some see AFRICOM as the answer to an African security system crippled by a lack of resources, widespread politicization and institutional weakness Others claim the program is nothing than a characteristic attempt by the US to secure its own interests in the region without regard to the actual needs of Africans A variety of viewpoints on the debate, both from the US and Africa, come together in this collection to examine the objectives and activities of AFRICOM The result provides the reader with a well rounded picture of longstanding security challenges in Africa and what might be done to address them. Download African Security and the African Command: Viewpoints on the US Role in Africa Author Terry F. Buss – heartforum.co.uk
Terry F Buss, PhD, is Executive Director and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, in Adelaide, Australia Buss earned his doctorate in political science and mathematics at Ohio State University Over the past 30 years, Buss has built his career in both academics and government.In his immediate past position, he directed the program in International, Security and Defense Studies at the National Academy of Public Administration for five years From 2000 to 2003, Buss served as dean of the School of Policy and Management at Florida International University FIU in Miami In 2000, Buss worked as a senior policy advisor at the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC From 1997 to 2000, Buss chaired the Department of Public Management in the Sawyer School of Business at Suffolk University in Boston.While on leave from Suffolk, Buss spent one year at the World Bank as a senior strategy advisor to the vice president for training and technical assistance and as the secretariat for the development of the World Bank s Global Distance Learning Network GDLN From 1987 to 1997, Buss was director of the Ph.D program at and chair of the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron in Ohio and also Director of Research at the St Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center Northeast Ohio College of Medicine.During this period, Buss, while on leave from Akron, directed the U.S Information Agency technical assistance program in Hungary for three years immediately following the fall of communism in Eastern Europe he replicated this program in Russia from 1993 to 1996 In addition, he worked on leave with the Council of Governors Policy Advisors, an affiliate of the National Governors Association as a senior advisor He did so as an unprecedented two time Fulbright Scholar winner in Hungary, working with the Minister of the Interior and Budapest University of Economic Science.He also received two fellowships with the Congressional Research Service, where he authored policy studies mandated by Congress Buss has published 12 books and nearly 340 professional articles on a variety of policy issues Buss has won numerous awards for research and public service, among them, Most Honored Professor of the Russian Federation.Over the years, Buss has worked overseas on major projects in England, Wales, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Ghana, Haiti, Canada, Colombia, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Australia He also directed projects in Iraq, South Africa and Botswana from the United States.
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