Accession Number : ADA561890


Title :   Leveraging the Security -- Development Nexus in East Africa


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Flowers, Eric


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561890.pdf


Report Date : 28 Feb 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : During the past 15, the concept of a security-development nexus has gained a lot of attention from theorists and practitioners. Despite a plethora of scholarly work on the subject, American foreign aid does not reflect a purposeful intent to ensure that the nexus is maximized to its full potential. Whether it is because those in the field do not accept the nexus' existence or they are unable to consistently define the nexus, America faces a shortcoming that need not exist. The nexus is real and not just theoretical. Opportunities in East Africa, a place of growing interest for America, present policy makers with chances to design foreign aid policies that definitively leverage the mutually beneficial aspects of the nexus. Using the opportunities in East Africa to create such policies can serve as a model for the rest of the foreign aid policy making community. Such change is needed to enhance America's prospects of advancing its national security interests abroad.


Descriptors :   *EAST AFRICA , *ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , *FOREIGN AID , *FOREIGN POLICY , *LINKAGES , *SECURITY , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , CRIMES , EDUCATION , ETHIOPIA , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , HUMAN RIGHTS , INFRASTRUCTURE , INSTABILITY , KENYA , LIVING STANDARDS , MEDICAL SERVICES , MILITARY TRAINING , SOMALIA , SUDAN , THREATS , UGANDA


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE