The Sahel has experienced a series of coups and conflicts that have transformed the geopolitical landscape for US diplomatic missions in Africa. In May 2022, the State Department released the most recent Integrated Country Strategy for Chad. It declared that "a political transition comprised of an inclusive national dialogue" is one of the top priorities for the US embassy in N'Djamena.
Eighteen months later, what progress has the US government made in realizing its strategic objectives and mitigating known risks in Chad?
Ambassador Alexander Laskaris, US ambassador to Chad, and FPRI senior fellow Michael Walsh, join FPRI's Africa Program Chair Charles Ray to attempt to shed light on this important topic.
Charles A. Ray - Charles A. Ray, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, served as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe. ; Moderator