Conclusion: China and African Security: A Glimpse into the Future

  • Zhang ChunEmail author
  • Chris Alden


This concluding chapter draws out the main findings of the book and reflects upon the prospects for further cooperation between China and Africa in peace and security. It focuses on the key challenges to be faced by Chinese policymakers in supporting sustainable African security – including terrorism, instability and governance concerns – and how Chinese and African counterparts might find creative ways of addressing these in future.


Chinese foreign policy African security African Union African Peace and Security Architecture Terrorism Governance Peacekeeping African political stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Foreign Policy StudiesShanghai Institutes for International StudiesShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of International RelationsLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUnited Kingdom

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