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ANALYST IN AFRICAN AFFAIRS | CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
The following interview represents Alexis’s personal views and does not represent those of CRS or the Library of Congress.
You’re an analyst on Africa and Maghreb for the Congressional Research Service (CRS). What does it entail?
As a CRS analyst, my job is to provide Congress with independent, nonpartisan analysis on public policy issues related to my area of expertise – which is north/west/central Africa. CRS analysts produce written reports that are available to all Members of Congress and their staff. We are also genuinely a “service,” in that CRS analysts are available on a continuous basis to respond to direct congressional requests for information and analysis. It’s an interesting intersection of research and policy.Read More