Great Power Rivalry in Africa: Who Is Winning?
Over the past two decades, major powers including Russia, China, and the U.S. have significantly increased their engagement with countries on the African continent. These activities—including trade, investment, infrastructure development, and military cooperation— can influence regional conflicts, resource allocation, and international alliances. With China’s growing global influence and Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, how do African countries perceive the influence of these powers? And how do governments and people across the continent perceive the United States’ more recent attention? What is the U.S. perspective on both China and Russia’s engagement in Africa, and what strategies does it aim to counterbalance initiatives in the region? Join us on Tuesday, September 19th from 12 PM to 1 PM ET for a virtual discussion with Catrina Doxsee, Associate Director of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Dr. Joseph Sany, the Vice President of the Africa Center at the United States Institute of Peace; and Ambassador David Shinn, Professorial Lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and the co-author of China and Africa: A Century of Engagement