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Reflections on a Week in Washington

I’m on my way back to Asia after having spent a fascinating week in Washington, D.C. meeting with key stakeholders in government, think tanks and NGOs who are all engaged in U.S. foreign policy towards both China and Africa. Everyone was so gracious with their time and provided me with amazing insights on these complex relationships that are in the midst of undergoing profound change.

But you’ll have to forgive me if I can’t share with you any clear, concise takeaways from all those discussions because there simply doesn’t seem to be much coherence to the U.S. policy approach, particularly towards Africa.

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