Europe, the U.S., and Africa: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners | Wilson Center
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Europe, the U.S., and Africa: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners

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In the past, the world scrambled for Africa to win slaves, territory, and resources. Today, the world scrambles with Africa to do business in global markets. Ludger Kühnhardt, a Global Fellow with the Center’s Global Europe Program, launches his new book Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners. Kühnhardt argues that new African politics, African regional institutions, and global demand for partnerships in trade and security will lead the continent to new relationships with the United States, the European Union, and a number of emerging economies. He advocates for a global compact with a changing Africa, based on learning from past experiences and recognizing African ownership. The U.S and Europe, he argues, should take the lead as this is a new and ever increasing test case for the global maturation of transatlantic relations. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.



  • Ludger Kühnhardt

    Global Fellow, former Africa Program Public Policy Scholar
    Director, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Germany
  • Christian F. Ostermann

    Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
    Woodrow Wilson Center