While the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the declining influence of Western countries like Canada, Australia and the UK in Africa, China has intentionally kept Africa high on its agenda. But the perception of China in Africa remains complex and multifaceted.
As the UK formulates its post-Brexit relationship with China, one key policy interest is the possibility of stronger commercial ties. However, the benefits of doing business with China are less straight-forward in light of the complex commercial and political landscape of the world’s second-largest economy.
Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships
Dr Nicholas Mulder talks to RUSI's Dr Jonathan Eyal about the origins of economic sanctions and their relevance today. Nicholas Mulder is an associate professor at Cornell University and is author of...