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A European Perspective on China’s Expanding Military Ties in West Africa

Tom Bayes, a researcher at the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation in Berlin joins Eric & Cobus to discuss his new paper that explores the implications for Europe of China’s expanding military role in West Africa.

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About Tom Bayes:

Tom Bayes is a Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) China-Africa researcher and formerly a fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin. He is the author of the KAS-MERICS joint report ‘China’s Growing Peace and Security Role in Africa: Views from West Africa, Implications for Europe’. His research has examined economic, technological and security dimensions of China’s engagement with both North and Sub-Saharan Africa. He previously worked on EU Africa policy at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels and in Africa-focused consultancy in London, and he has conducted research in numerous African countries. Bayes was educated at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and Zhengzhou University in China

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