Jonathan Holslag On world order and disorder

China’s future security policy in Africa

This paper contends that China’s economic interests in Africa face a dual security challenge. On the one hand the amount of nontraditional violence in Africa is increasing. On the other, China has to deal with uncertainty about the future strategic intentions of other powers. Despite the fact that China’s interest in Africa is growing, alongside its own military capacities and diplomatic assertiveness, it is found that a cooperative security policy is also China’s only realistic option for the future. In: Parameters, 39, 2.