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China's expanding African relations : implications for U.S. national security, Lloyd Thrall

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China's expanding African relations : implications for U.S. national security
Title
China's expanding African relations
Title remainder
implications for U.S. national security
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Thrall
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This report explores China's rapidly expanding involvement in Africa in order to better inform U.S. thinking about its relations both with China and with African states. The report pays particular attention to geostrategic competition in Africa, potential security threats, and opportunities on the continent. It examines the economic, political, and security interests driving Chinese engagement with African states and assesses potential medium-term changes in Sino-African relations across these three dimensions. It then assesses how China's interests and behavior on the continent affect the interests of the United States. In this matter, misperceptions often result from faulty assumptions about the potential for conflict over resources, images of Cold War-style geopolitical competition, and the nature of China's economic engagement with the continent. The report concludes by offering policy recommendations for U.S. and Army leaders concerned with U.S. security relationships with African states and with managing Sino-American relations in Africa. In particular, the report recommends that the United States should view China's sometimes-unfavorable activities in Africa in context and continue to seek opportunities to engage Beijing on mutual interests, such as defeating violent extremists, improving African infrastructure to promote trade and development, and encouraging economic and political stability on the continent."--Page 4 of cover
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Thrall, Lloyd,
Dewey number
303.48/25106
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Rand Corporation
Series statement
RR-905-A
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  • Africa
  • China
  • Africa
  • United States
  • China
  • National security
  • Geopolitics
Label
China's expanding African relations : implications for U.S. national security, Lloyd Thrall
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-110)
Contents
  • Historical Antecedents
  • CHAPTER TWO.
  • China's African Interests and Strategic Perceptions
  • Economic Interests: Natural Resources and Market Access
  • Political Interests: Influence, Stability, and Favorable Precedents
  • Security Interests: Answering Emerging and Awkward Challenges
  • CHAPTER THREE.
  • Chinese Presence and Behavior in Africa
  • Sino-African Economic Relations
  • Chinese Economic Actors in Africa
  • Preface
  • Sino-African Trade
  • China's Natural Resource Imports
  • Sino-African Capital Flows
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Chinese Loans, Credits, and Foreign Aid
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Chinese Arms Exports to Africa
  • Sino-African Political Relations
  • China's Diplomatic Engagement and Political Relations
  • Soft-Power Initiatives, Media Outreach, and African Perceptions
  • Figures and Table
  • Chinese Security Behavior in Africa
  • United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
  • Bilateral Military Relations and Military Diplomacy
  • The PLA Navy's Historic Deployment to the Gulf of Aden
  • Protecting Chinese Citizens and Assets
  • Potential Near- and Medium-Term Changes in Sino-African Relations
  • Economic Relations
  • Political Factors
  • Security Issues
  • CHAPTER FOUR.
  • Summary
  • Sino-American Interest Correlation in Africa and Conclusions
  • Conflict and Commonality Between U.S. and Chinese Interests in Africa
  • Common Interests
  • Competing Interests
  • Conflicting Interests
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • View China's African Relations in Their Proper Context
  • Avoid Elevating Low-Level Competition to Bilateral Strategic Tension
  • Recognize That China's Approach to Africa is Likely to Be Resistant to Major Change
  • Recognize the Limits of Chinese Influence
  • Acknowledgments
  • Reinvigorate U.S. Diplomatic and Economic Engagement with Africa
  • Distinguish Between PLA Crisis Reaction and Condition-Shaping Capabilities
  • Insulate Sino-American Relations in Africa from Broader Geopolitical Tensions
  • Seek Opportunities for Cooperation with China in Africa
  • References
  • Abbreviations
  • CHAPTER ONE.
  • Introduction and Historical Antecedents
  • Introduction
Control code
ocn908839111
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 110 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833090317
Lccn
2015018921
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908839111
Label
China's expanding African relations : implications for U.S. national security, Lloyd Thrall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-110)
Contents
  • Historical Antecedents
  • CHAPTER TWO.
  • China's African Interests and Strategic Perceptions
  • Economic Interests: Natural Resources and Market Access
  • Political Interests: Influence, Stability, and Favorable Precedents
  • Security Interests: Answering Emerging and Awkward Challenges
  • CHAPTER THREE.
  • Chinese Presence and Behavior in Africa
  • Sino-African Economic Relations
  • Chinese Economic Actors in Africa
  • Preface
  • Sino-African Trade
  • China's Natural Resource Imports
  • Sino-African Capital Flows
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Chinese Loans, Credits, and Foreign Aid
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Chinese Arms Exports to Africa
  • Sino-African Political Relations
  • China's Diplomatic Engagement and Political Relations
  • Soft-Power Initiatives, Media Outreach, and African Perceptions
  • Figures and Table
  • Chinese Security Behavior in Africa
  • United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
  • Bilateral Military Relations and Military Diplomacy
  • The PLA Navy's Historic Deployment to the Gulf of Aden
  • Protecting Chinese Citizens and Assets
  • Potential Near- and Medium-Term Changes in Sino-African Relations
  • Economic Relations
  • Political Factors
  • Security Issues
  • CHAPTER FOUR.
  • Summary
  • Sino-American Interest Correlation in Africa and Conclusions
  • Conflict and Commonality Between U.S. and Chinese Interests in Africa
  • Common Interests
  • Competing Interests
  • Conflicting Interests
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • View China's African Relations in Their Proper Context
  • Avoid Elevating Low-Level Competition to Bilateral Strategic Tension
  • Recognize That China's Approach to Africa is Likely to Be Resistant to Major Change
  • Recognize the Limits of Chinese Influence
  • Acknowledgments
  • Reinvigorate U.S. Diplomatic and Economic Engagement with Africa
  • Distinguish Between PLA Crisis Reaction and Condition-Shaping Capabilities
  • Insulate Sino-American Relations in Africa from Broader Geopolitical Tensions
  • Seek Opportunities for Cooperation with China in Africa
  • References
  • Abbreviations
  • CHAPTER ONE.
  • Introduction and Historical Antecedents
  • Introduction
Control code
ocn908839111
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 110 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833090317
Lccn
2015018921
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908839111

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