Toward an Angola Strategy: Prioritizing US-Angola Relations
Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, Chair, Center for Preventative Action (CPA) Independent Commission on Angola, Council on Foreign Relations
Mr Edward V K Jaycox, Member, CPA Independent Commission on Angola, Council on Foreign Relations
Ms Jamie Ekern, Assistant Director, CPA, Council on Foreign Relations
Chair: Lillian Wong, British-Angola Forum Board Member
This British Angola Forum event will open a discussion on the US-based Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action Independent Commission report, 'Toward an Angola Strategy: Prioritizing US-Angola Relations'.
Outside the continent's crisis areas, few African countries are more important to US interests than Angola. The second largest oil producer in Africa, Angola's success or failure in transitioning from nearly thirty years of war towards peace and democracy has implications for the stability of US oil supply as well as the stability of central and southern Africa. Consequently the US has an interest in helping Angola address its numerous and significant national challenges.
More information about the British Angola Forum at Chatham House.