In the podcast above we discuss how the Chinese government is rapidly escalating its power projection abilities while simultaneously re-orienting its policy framework to accommodate the government's pressing need to protect its people and property abroad.
With each of these attacks, the perception at home is that China may now be a great power but one that can't seem to protect its people abroad. The Chinese clearly recognize the problem. The question is can they do anything about it? This week, Eric & Cobus discuss -- in the podcast above -- the new security realities confronting China's engagement in Africa and MENA and explore what options, if any, policymakers have to confront the mounting threat against their people and interests.
Northern Mali remains highly volatile two years after France led a U.N.-backed intervention to drive al Qaeda-linked militants