Lesson Learning in the Case of China-Sudan and South Sudan Relations (2005–2013)

  • Laura BarberEmail author


This chapter assesses the lessons learnt by Chinese foreign policy institutions along the trajectory of China’s emerging ties with Sudan and, following independence, South Sudan. The process of learning in foreign policy forms the core of the theoretical argument, providing an insight into the impact which exposure to the complexities of Sudan has had on Chinese foreign policy approaches. Questions such as who is doing the learning and where it is located within Chinese institutions are considered, lending much insight to the debates on changing Chinese foreign policy.


Policy learning Chinese foreign policy African security Sudan South Sudan Darfur 


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  1. 1.Political and Security AnalystLondonUnited Kingdom

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