In the post–cold war world the stated general goals of United States foreign policy—development, democracy, and security—are congruent with those of African peoples. When deciding how best to achieve these widely endorsed goals, however, a chasm emerges between perspectives crafted purely in the American foreign policy arena and those rooted in African realities.
America and Africa: Beyond the Double Standard
William Minter is the senior research fellow at the Africa Policy Information Center in Washington, D.C. This essay, which expresses the author's personal views and does not necessarily reflect the positions of APIC, is adapted from “The United States and Africa: Starting Points for a New Policy Framework,” in Global Focus: U.S. Foreign Policy at the Turn of the Millennium (New York: St. Martin's, 2000).
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William Minter; America and Africa: Beyond the Double Standard. Current History 1 May 2000; 99 (637): 200–210. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.637.200
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