The following is a transcript of a seven-part Twitter thread written by World Politics Review Associate Editor Chris Olaoluwa Ògúnmọ́dẹdé on what he believes the U.S. doesn’t understand about why African governments choose to engage with China.
Because U.S. perceptions of the ideas and preferences underlining Africa-China relations are skewed, it fails to spot the (many) areas of weakness. It also can’t offer a credible value proposition, since US policy ends up being at odds with views & developments on the continent.
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