Russia's Plan for Making Friends in Africa
Jun 15, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
(MIKHAIL METZEL/TASS via Getty Images)
- Russia will continue to execute its broad-spectrum diplomacy strategy across Africa, using both political interactions and economic, security and diplomacy engagements to secure alliances.
- Moscow has limited resources to devote to its Africa strategy, but it will benefit from its ability to exploit African leaders' concerns over cooperation with the West or China.
- Russia will more regularly compete with other global great powers in Africa, engaging in direct confrontations as well as complex domestic political competitions in the countries they back.