Brookings published on 6 April 2015 an analysis titled "The Limits of U.S.-China Cooperation in Africa" by Yun Sun, Africa Growth Initiative in Washington.
I have long advocated that the United States and China should work to identify projects in Africa where they can cooperate to the mutual benefit of the Africans. I still believe that. Yun Sun rightly points out, however, that the reality of successful cooperation between Washington and Beijing has been disappointing so far. The United States and China do not yet see each other as genuine cooperation partners and differences in approach to Africa, especially on human rights and democratization, have limited the degree of cooperation so far.