Introduction: Seeking Security: China’s Expanding Involvement in Security Cooperation in Africa

  • Chris AldenEmail author
  • Laura Barber


China’s engagement in Africa, once characterised as decidedly non-interventionist in its pursuit of economic interests, is on course to becoming more deeply involved in the region’s security landscape. While the conventions behind Chinese involvement remain bound to an economic core, the growing exposure of its interests to the vagaries of African politics and, concurrently, pressures to demonstrate greater global activism, are bringing about a reconsideration of Beijing’s sanguine approach to the region.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International RelationsLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Political and Security AnalystLondonUnited Kingdom

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