NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR EXPLORES IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. OF CHINA’S AFRICAN STRATEGY

July 10, 2006

HARRISONBURG—The current issue of the foreign policy journal American Foreign Policy Interests publishes a study by Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, on the strategy being pursued in Africa by the People’s Republic of China.

The article, “ China’s African Strategy and Its Implications for U.S. Interests,” which appears in volume 28, no. 3, pages 239-253, notes that China’s interests on the continent include quests for resources, business opportunities, diplomatic initiatives, and building strategic partnerships. Dr. Pham argues that for the United States, this represents both a challenge and an opportunity.

American Foreign Policy Interests is a bimonthly journal published by Taylor & Francis for the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, a research organization founded in 1974 by the late Dr. Hans J. Morgenthau and dedicated to identifying, articulating, and helping to advance the national interests of the United States from a nonpartisan perspective within the framework of political realism. Dr. Pham was elected a member of the National Committee’s Board of Advisors this past January.

To read Dr. Pham’s study, click here.