Deborah Brautigam

Deborah Brautigam

Just as China promoted domestic growth by combining state intervention with private investment, it is now applying this same policy strategy to countries across Africa. The results have been impressive, and the United States and others would do well to start paying attention.

Capsule Review
Nicolas van de Walle

Bucking the conventional wisdom that China's substantial increases in aid to Africa are motivated by short-term commercial and strategic interests, Brautigam's lively and thoroughly documented account emphasizes that Chinese motivations are broader and more long term.