Samar Al-Bulushi

Samar Al-Bulushi, UCI assistant professor of anthropology, and Lina Benabdallah, Wake Forest University assistant professor of politics and international affairs, write, “At a time when African states are confronted with multifaceted challenges presented by global food shortages, spiraling debt and rising oil prices, they are looking for concrete initiatives and constructive engagement. As the Biden administration prepares to host African leaders at the U.S.-Africa Summit in December, it would do well to abandon America’s preoccupation with domination and instead recognize that its ability to forge strong and positive ties with African nations requires respect for Africans and their embrace of multilateralism and nonalignment.”

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