Main menu
Second Menu

Where Can the US, China, and Governments of Africa Work Together?

Where can US, Chinese, and African governments work together? This is the question asked (and answered) by Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Princeton N. Lyman, Jianhua Zhong, and John Goodman in their recent Foreign Affairs article.

Though aware of the potential for distrust and disagreement to limit cooperation, the authors nonetheless suggest that the US, China, and African governments should work to build “habits of cooperation” on areas of agreement, such as in peacebuilding, maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, and efforts to address the causes and consequences of violent extremism in Africa’s Sahel and Sahara regions.

They conclude with a timely call for cooperation and collaboration in the face of growing instability and isolationism. “On both sides of the Pacific, powerful forces are calling into question the China–U.S. entente of the last 40 years. In Africa, a few may gain from playing on such tensions. But most Africans, most Chinese, and most Americans will benefit far more from working together”.

You can read their article in full on the Foreign Affairs website here.

Leave Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Editor’s Picks

Understanding China’s …

On Monday, May 22, the Ne…

Commentaries

A Rocky Road Ahead? 20…

Last week from May 14th-1…

China's Latest

Xi-Trump See Clearly: …

By all accounts, Presiden…

Commentaries

How Far Does One Belt …

Has anyone looked at a ma…

Commentaries

Chinese Reluctance to …

Stop me if you’ve heard t…

Commentaries

The Carter Center: Fro…

Dr. Abramowitz is one of …

Highlight

Big Government, Big Da…

Early this month, the Pol…

Commentaries
«
»

About Us

The U.S.-China Perception Monitor website aims to mitigate tensions between the U.S. and China by creating innovative channels for building trust, facilitating collaboration between the two countries in critical areas around the world, and raising mutual awareness of common interests.
Internship
Please click the link below to apply for an internship with the China Program at The Carter Center.
The Carter Center Internship Program

Become a Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering with us (and not the internship), please send your resume to Ian Pilcher, ian.pilcher at cartercenter

Get in Touch

The Carter Center
One Copenhill
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307

Telephone: (404) 420-3867
E-mail: uschinaperceptionmonitor@gmail.com

Links

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
China-US Focus
ChinaFile
Tea Leaf Nation
CNPolitics