Samuel Ramani

Russia in Africa

Resurgent Great Power or Bellicose Pretender?



In “Russia in Africa: Resurgent Great Power or Bellicose Pretender?” Samuel Ramani explores Russia’s expanding presence on the African continent, analyzing its motives, impacts, and global implications. A must-read for scholars, policymakers, and those interested in the evolving dynamics of global politics and Russia’s engagement in Africa.

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“Russia in Africa: Resurgent Great Power or Bellicose Pretender?” by Samuel Ramani is a thought-provoking exploration of Russia’s engagement in Africa and its implications for global politics. In recent years, Russia’s presence on the African continent has expanded significantly, raising questions about its motives, strategies, and the impact on Africa’s political and economic landscape.

In this insightful book, Samuel Ramani delves into Russia’s historical ties with Africa and offers a comprehensive analysis of its contemporary involvement. He examines the multifaceted dimensions of Russia’s activities, ranging from military cooperation and arms sales to economic partnerships and diplomatic maneuvering. Ramani explores the factors driving Russia’s engagement, including its pursuit of geopolitical influence, access to resources, and desire to counter Western dominance.

With meticulous research and nuanced analysis, Ramani sheds light on Russia’s relationships with different African countries, including major players like Egypt, Sudan, and South Africa, as well as smaller nations seeking partnerships with global powers. He assesses the impacts of Russia’s involvement on African governance, security dynamics, and economic development, unraveling the complexities of the Russia-Africa relationship.

The book also examines the reactions and responses from other global powers, such as the United States, China, and European countries, to Russia’s growing presence in Africa. Ramani critically evaluates the strategic implications of Russia’s African foray, particularly in the context of great power competition and the evolving global order.

Through his insightful analysis, Samuel Ramani navigates the intricate terrain of Russia’s engagement in Africa, challenging prevailing narratives and offering fresh perspectives on the motives and consequences of this resurgent great power. This is an indispensable resource for scholars, policymakers, and anyone interested in understanding the evolving dynamics of global politics and the interplay between major powers and the African continent.

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Weight 0.636 g
Dimensions 22.5 × 15.3 cm