For a while, I’ve been wondering about Chinese peacekeeping in Africa. Specifically, I was wondering where it went as a topic of discussion. A few years ago, every second China-Africa seminar seemed to focus on peacekeeping. Then attention moved to debt, and I assumed that Beijing was cooling on peacekeeping, a trend exacerbated by the pandemic.
Welp, it turns out I was very wrong. Peacekeeping is back, and it’s even coming with its own movie tie-in (more on that in today’s newsletter).
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