Accession Number:

AD1019219

Title:

The Art of Ore: Chinese Strategy in Africa

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air War College School of Advanced Air and Space Studies Maxwell AFB United States

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Report Date:

2010-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

A powerful theme undergirding US national security strategy is guaranteeing assured access to resources. Shortly after 911, increasing Chinese acquisition of minerals and mineral fuels in Africa and worldwide highlighted possible future competition over scarce resources. Many analysts decried Chinese actions, for the Chinese offered aid in exchange for resources without any of the Wests restrictions that required demonstration of democracy, good governance and increased transparency. Why is China acquiring strategic minerals and mineral fuels from African states Does China have any objectives beyond resource acquisition Is Africa a future flashpoint for colliding strategic interests or an opportunity for Sino-American cooperation The purpose of this research is to assess Chinas grand strategy in light of its acquisition of mineral and petroleum resources in Africa.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE