The growing presence of “malign Chinese and Russian activities and influence” is one of three key factors complicating U.S. foreign policy in the Sahel Region of Africa, according to a new policy brief from the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
“The U.S. government is grappling with three distinct priorities—violent extremism, democratic backsliding, and strategic competition—in coastal West Africa and the Sahel,” said Judd Devermont, CSIS’ program director for Africa.
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