Africa Research Initative

The Africa Research Initiative (ARI) began in April 2013. Housed in the Office of Research at the National Intelligence University (NIU), the ARI responds to Intelligence Community (IC) agencies’ strategic research needs pertaining to sub-Saharan Africa. The ARI networks with analytic cadres and leadership to develop collaborative and/or independent scholarly research projects using existing areas of knowledge and expertise. It does not conduct bench research, which may be misconstrued as collection operations, nor does it conduct finished intelligence analysis.

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