Non-military aspects of U.S. foreign policy towards North African countries at the beginning of the 21st century
As a result of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington in 2001, the role of the North African countries in American foreign policy increased. Closer cooperation has started. The main area of cooperation was connected to the politics and military. Besides, President Bush initiated several economic programs. These initiatives should give advantages to the partners. Apart from these reasons, since the beginning of the 21st century China, the European Union and Russia have also been interested in rivalry for the market. The winner of this competition will keep control of the North African market of minerals and from the political, economic and strategic point of view will be stronger in the future.