Friday, February 10, 2023

Avoiding a Cold War with China in Africa

 The Africa Project published on 8 February 2023 a commentary titled "Africa in the Age of a New 'Cold' War" by W. Gyude Moore, Center for Global Development.  

The author concludes that a US policy in Africa that increasingly imposes costs on any cooperation with China will invariably yield less than desired results.  It would be a mistake for US law makers to pursue a strategy of compelling compliance with American positions through the brute force of federal legislation and overly weaponizing the centrality of the US in the global economy to punish countries that do not agree.