Thursday, September 11, 2014

China, India, Russia, Brazil and the Two Sudans

The South African Institute of International Affairs published in July 2014 a paper titled "Riding the Sudanese Storm: China, India, Russia, Brazil and the Two Sudans" by Daniel Large, Central European University, and Luke Patey, Danish Institute for International Studies.

The paper offers a thematic analysis of the Chinese, Indian, Russian, and Brazilian engagements in Sudan after 2005, with a focus on the changing nature and trajectory of these relationships after the establishment of South Sudan in 2011.  The authors conclude that the aspirational normative rhetoric of South-South cooperation promoted by China and India is not congruent with the primarily extractive and infrastructure-based economic engagements that have conformed to the violent and unbalanced political economy of Sudan. 

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