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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorMustapha, Abubakar A.
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:18:01Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:18:01Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44629
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines how U.S.-Nigerian relations can be optimized to reduce the growing insecurity in Nigeria and reestablish Nigeria in the strategic calculus of ensuring Africa’s regional stability. It analyzes why U.S. security programs are not achieving their desired outcomes despite increased U.S. assistance. It also assesses the 2012 U.S. Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa and U.S. security programs with respect to Nigeria’s security challenges. The thesis reveals that poor outcomes are not due to program-problem mismatch, but due to the U.S. bureaucratic bottlenecks in Washington and the incapacity of the Nigerian security agencies. The underlying causes of insecurity in Nigeria, such as low literacy rates, poverty, and weak institutions, also impinge on the program. The remedies lie in repositioning Nigeria’s security agencies and building Nigeria’s institutions to address the underlying causes of insecurity. The U.S. government also needs to prioritize its humanitarian programs to address more specific problems.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/unitedstatesnige1094544629
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleUnited States-Nigeria relations: impact on Nigeria’s securityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMatei, Cristina
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.authorNigeriaen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurityen_US
dc.subject.authorRelationshipen_US
dc.subject.authorForeign Policyen_US
dc.subject.authorState Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorHumans Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorHard Poweren_US
dc.subject.authorSOFt Poweren_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Nigerian Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy And Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy And Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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