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.
Russia’s Urban Warfare Predictably Struggles
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Kirstin J.H. Brathwaite is an assistant professor at James Madison College at Michigan State University.