4 December 2020

New CMS report: Russia’s Showy and Shadowy Engagements in Sub-Saharan Africa

CMS has published a new CMS Report titled: “Russia’s Showy and Shadowy Engagements in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The report focuses on Russia’s renewed engagements in Africa – including both "showy" and "shadowy" dimensions – and analyses the implications of the Russian presence for the African states and for future Western humanitarian and peacekeeping interventions.

The report argues that the growing presence of external, non-liberal actors in Africa is becoming ever more significant, and that it is important to have a nuanced understanding of this presence. The report concludes with a number of policy recommendations.

Read more and download the report here.