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PhD candidate, Khaled Al-Kassimi, published new article on the US informal empire in Africa!

Congratulations Political Science PhD candidate, Khaled Al-Kassimi, on his article on the US African Command (AFRICOM) in the African Journal of Political Science and International Relations.

Jan 02, 2018

Khaled’s article highlights why AFRCOM failed to meet its mission statement to enhance human security and improve development in the African continent. By using the work of New Left historian William Appleman Williams and by referencing speech actors with political capital, his work shows the processes of securitizing Africa using exceptional speech acts to expand American corporate capitalism. He provides evidence to show historical discursive parallels between early and current speech acts deliberated during junctures involving US foreign ventures.

Be sure to check out Khaled’s publication!