Tuesday, September 10, 2013

China and African Security Issues

The Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University published a policy briefing in September 2013 titled "Chinese Engagement in African Security -- Pragmatism and Shifts under the Surface" by Ross Anthony and Sven Grimm.

The authors note that the security implications of China's trade and investment in Africa range from the political calculus of setting up businesses and security assets, to the far broader issue of China's role in regional and global security architectures.  Investment and securitization of raw materials in fragile states have direct implications for larger concerns such as national and global energy strategies, regional and geopolitical security. 

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