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New CSIS Report Compares U.S. and Chinese Military Engagement in Africa

While the number of senior Chinese political officials who visit Africa every year far outpaces those from the United States, it’s a very different story when it comes to military visits and overall engagement. 

In fact, “Beijing’s observable interactions with current and former African security chiefs pale in comparison to equivalent U.S. engagements,” according to the findings by Judd Devermont, Marielle Harris, and Alison Albelda, researchers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. CSIS compiled an open-source database that indexed 454 Chinese and U.S. engagements with current and former African security chiefs.

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