Thursday, May 6, 2021

Comparing the Influence of the US and China in Africa

 War on the Rocks posted on 6 May 2021 an analysis titled "The Eagle and the Dragon in Africa: Comparing Data on Chinese and American Influence" by George Ward, Eric Kiss, and Pat Savage, all associated with the Institute for Defense Analyses.

The authors concluded that what China has done through its investment has been to increase its influence in Africa significantly, to the point that it moderately exceeds that of the United States.  But new research indicates that, with careful attention to priorities and targeted programmatic investments, the United States can remain a formidable force on the continent.