But countering China’s growing regional clout is proving to be an uphill battle.
Local officials are inflexible about implementing Beijing’s orders.
As the country’s water reserves run low, tensions are running high.
Libyans, among others, are sick of the Russian mercenaries.
China Wants Your Attention, Please
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Joshua Kurlantzick is a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations.