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Title:Continuity and change in US-Nigeria relations: 1999-2005
Authors:Saliu, H.A.ISNI
Aremu, F.A.
Periodical:Nigerian Journal of International Affairs
Geographic terms:Nigeria
United States
Subjects:foreign policy
Abstract:Nigeria's relationship with the USA was frosty and generally unstable in the late 1980s and 1990s because Nigeria was under military dictatorship. With the successful introduction of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, it was assumed that the tension in the relationship between both countries would be resolved. Using evidence from political and economic variables, the present paper examines the changes and continuity in Nigeria-US bilateral relations. It argues that, even though the Nigerian political terrain has transited from military autocracy to civilian democratic governance, bilateral cooperation with the US in certain important areas remains shallow, fragile and unstable. The paper identifies the factors which drive US-Nigeria bilateral affairs and offers options for a stronger and deeper relationship for the mutual benefit of both States. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]