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U.S.-Africa Summit Strengthened Relationship but Didn’t Revolutionize It

As the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit wraps up today, one is struck by a paradox: while several notable new deals were announced, the summit as a whole has been slightly underwhelming.  The United States seemed determined to combat two interrelated narratives. First, ...

Chinese State Media Strident on Summit

While the Chinese public seems disinterested in the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, China’s state media is rolling out the invective.  The state-owned nationalist tabloid Global Times published two highly negative articles dismissing the summit. In ...

African Media Largely Indifferent to Summit

The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit has drawn very little media attention in Africa. The coverage that appeared was rehashed copy from international news agencies. Very few publications focused on how the outcomes will affect their home countries. This lack of domestic framing ...

Oh, the Talking Points: Why It’s Sometimes Better When U.S. Officials Leave China Out of the Africa Conversation…

At the outset of the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, one message was clear: African countries hate being made to ‘choose sides’ between the U.S. and China. So, U.S. officials were determined to avoid the appearance of making them do so. That meant steering away from China-related discussions as ...

That Viral Clip of Indian and Chinese Border Fighting Isn’t What It Seems

A video clip purporting to show last week's border clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers is going viral online. However, the news program India Today showed that the footage was actually shot during an earlier skirmish along the Line of ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

What Actually Happened in the China-India Border Fight Last Week?

Last week's violent border skirmish between Chinese and Indian soldiers sent the already frosty relationship into the deep freeze. However, much still remains unknown about the incident and its wider implications.  Ananth Krishnan, the Beijing correspondent for ...

Chinese Social Media Largely Ignores U.S.-Africa Summit

While the state media reaction in China to the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit has been predictably negative, Chinese social media has largely ignored the event completely.  China Global South Project China editor Han Zhen wrote: “Nowadays, most Chinese media outlets are very ...