November 12, 2004

Influence in Africa: China is Waxing, the US is Waning

This Mark Leon Goldberg post is interesting and important. Africa has long been of relatively little interest to Americans. But it's strategic importance is growing - and quickly - in no small part due to war on terrorism and the continual discovery of more petroleum reserves in the region (and we have already grown used to importing a great deal of oil from countries like Nigeria and Angola). If China's influence in the region is growing and ours is weakening - that's something about which we definitely need to be concerned.

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