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"Assessing the Widening Russian Presence in Africa" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2018 11:26 a.m. PST

"Africa is quickly regaining its past place in world affairs as a proxy battleground. Amidst a potential U.S. military drawdown in Africa, Russia seeks to maintain and expand political and economic influence on the continent through military deployments and arms deals with several states. While Russia may face potential blowback due to a ham-fisted approach, lack of U.S. presence in Africa could enable Russian success.

Text: The deployment of advisers military and civilian and the provision of security assistance to several African states is indicative of a renewed Russian interest on the continent. Russia's speed of action in this line of effort has caught many observers off-guard, causing the issue to be an under-reported element of Russian foreign policy actions….."
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Thresher0121 Dec 2018 7:40 p.m. PST

Hmmm, China is too.

Wonder if they, or their proxies will go "toe-to-toe" when they run out of free space and low-cost resources to exploit there.

That could certainly be interesting.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

Agree.

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