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Title:Kenya's foreign policy in context (1963-2015)
Author:Mabera, Faith
Periodical:South African Journal of International Affairs (ISSN 1938-0275)
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:foreign policy
political history
international relations
heads of State
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/10220461.2016.1254677
Abstract:Kenya matters regionally and globally. It is the economic powerhouse of East Africa and a long-standing hub for multilateral diplomacy; its positioning in a turbulent region has fashioned its profile as an anchor state in African peace and security. Until recently, Kenya's foreign policy orientation has situated it as a benign regional leader, but pressing developments in the regional and international environments have edged it towards a more assertive foreign policy position. This study constitutes a multilevel review of Kenya's foreign policy in the period 1963-2015, beginning with Jomo Kenyatta through to the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta. After evaluating contexts pertinent to the analysis of Kenya's foreign policy, the fundamental principles, objectives and pillars of the current foreign policy are unpacked. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]