Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Implications of the Wagner Group Mutiny for China in Africa

 Foreign Policy published on 19 July 2023 a commentary titled "What the Wagner Mutiny Means for China in Africa" by Alessandro Arduino, Lau China Institute.

The possibility of Moscow failing to rein in Wagner Group mercenaries in areas of Africa where China has significant economic interests could create a fault line in the Chinese-Russian "no limit friendship,"  Gone are the days when Chinese SOEs could rely on the Western security umbrella.  Wagner's future role in Africa has become a more important issue in China-Russia discussions.