chapter  1
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The State, Politics, and the African Security Landscape

Africa’s economic and demographic growth and its growing strategic importance have focused attention on the continent’s security landscape. As the U.S., along with the rest of the world, recognizes Africa’s economic, political, and security importance, the implications of the nature of the African state, the sources of confl ict and insecurity, and the global dimensions of Africa’s security challenges have become more salient.