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Landry Signé: The U.S. Can Catch Up to China in Africa…But It Has to Move Fast

File image of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. SAUL LOEB / AFP

A robust discussion is underway in Washington, D.C.’s think tank and policymaking circles over what the Biden administration’s future Africa policy should look like. Although there’s been no formal announcement of any new initiative, there does seem to be an emerging consensus that the disproportionate focus on China’s engagement on the continent that characterized the previous administration’s approach was not effective.

One of the Brookings Institution’s lead Africa scholars, Landry Signé, is the latest high-profile analyst to share his ideas on how the United States should position itself in Africa, particularly in relation to the Chinese.

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