Cameron Hudson is currently a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, where his research focuses on conflict, peace building and governance issue in the Horn of Africa, Sahel and Central Africa. Previously, he served as the Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council and as Chief of Staff to success US Special Envoys to Sudan. He tweets at @_hudsonc
The United States and France have often accepted Chad’s security cooperation while turning a blind eye to its authoritarian governance. However, the current political situation in Chad gives the U.S. an opportunity to sway the country toward democracy.