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Accession Number ADA580601
Title Nigerian Unity: In the Balance.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 104p
Personal Author C. J. Bouchat G. McLoughlin
Abstract Nigeria's continuation as a cohesive functioning state is important to the United States due to the bilateral economic relationship, Nigeria's influence in the international community, and its pivotal role for U.S. interests in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the importance of Nigeria to the United States, the centrifugal forces that tear at the country's unity and the centripetal forces which have kept Nigeria whole are not well understood and are rarely examined. Those who make or execute U.S. policy will find it difficult to advance U.S. interests in Africa without an understanding of the pressures that bind and tear Nigeria. This monograph examines why Nigeria is important to the United States, and the historic, religious, cultural, political, physical, demographic, and economic factors that will determine if Nigeria remains whole. It identifies Nigeria's major fault lines and makes policy recommendations for the United States to support Nigerians in their efforts to maintain a functioning and integrated state and, by so doing, advance U.S. interests.
Keywords Bilateral relations
Crude oil
Economic development
Foreign policy
Human rights
International relations
Nigerian unity
United states government

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92E - International Relations
92C - Social Concerns
96 - Business & Economics
Corporate Author Army War Coll. Strategic Studies Inst., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1324
Contract Number N/A

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