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Toxic Politics to Blame if G20’s Debt Relief Efforts Fail, Says Deborah Brautigam

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Wang Yi, then China's foreign minister, attend a meeting in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on July 9, 2022. Stefani Reynolds / POOL / AFP

Vulnerable societies like Zambia could be crushed if geopolitics are allowed to hijack debt renegotiation processes. So warns the Africa-China and debt expert Deborah Brautigam in a recent article in Foreign Affairs.

The article is very useful for those following the debt crisis. It provides an account of the complexities informing the different positions in the current debt controversy.

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