'Ray Copson casts a dispassionate eye on recent U.S. policy toward Africa - on trade, development aid, support for democracy, counter terrorism, and HIV-AIDS - and lays bare the gap between high-flown rhetoric and the often disappointing reality. An essential book.'Jon Sawyer, Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting‘Copson provides a fascinating insight into an area of foreign policy which has major implications for both Africa and America. This book’s fairness and moral clarity make it compulsory reading.’Congressman Donald M. Payne'Raymond Copson's analysis is rigorous and his approach to policy-making is promising. This book needs to be read by all concerned about Africa.'Marcel Kitissou, George Mason University
Raymond W. Copson is an independent scholar specializing in African affairs and U.S. relations with Africa. He teaches at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Copson is editor of the Online Africa Policy Forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Until 2005, he worked at the Congressional Research Service of the US Library of Congress. He has previously lectured in international relations at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.