publication . Thesis . 2014

US foreign policy towards West Africa after September 11 attacks

Akinwande, FO;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2014
  • Country: China (People's Republic of)
Abstract
The United States foreign policy towards West Africa experienced a significant shift after the terrorist attacks of US strategic institutions in September 11, 2001. This was marked by the securitization of US foreign policy beyond the military-security context of security into other aspects of US security strategy after the Cold War. In that context, political, economic and environmental sectors became part of US security agenda, as reflected in the post-9/11 US\ud War on Terror in global regions. The United States therefore securitized West African states through the policies of aid, trade and military assistance. Within West Africa, the Economic Community of W...
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