Thursday, March 30, 2017

Uranium: China, Niger, and Namibia

The China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies published in March 2017 a paper titled "China and Uranium: Comparative Possibilities for Agency in Statecraft in Niger and Namibia" by Peter Volberding and Jason Warner.

The paper examines how Chinese investment has impacted the uranium sector in Niger and Namibia and what impact investment has had on these states' ability to enact state agency across eight indicators in economic and social domains. It found that the impact has been mixed and uneven. While the investment in Niger was widely regarded as a failure, the opposite was true in Namibia.

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