Accession Number:

AD1158240

Title:

Russia's Growing Presence in Africa: A Geostrategic Assessment

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Report]

Corporate Author:

RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2022-01-28

Pagination or Media Count:

32

Abstract:

Moscow is expanding the scope and scale of its involvement in Africa. Although there is ample reporting on certain aspects of this growing involvement, U.S. Air Forces Africa AFAFRICA has lacked an integrated geostrategic picture, literally and figuratively, of the phenomenon and what it portends for the commands objectives in the region. In fiscal year 2019, AFAFRICA asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to develop such a picture. Employing innovative geospatial visualization techniques, RAND researchers assembled an empirically rigorous description of where Russia is involved on the continent, where it is most likely to become involved in the future, and what implications this could have for AFAFRICAs regional strategy. In this report, the authors codify that research and analysis.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]