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.
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Tim Haughton is an associate professor of European politics at the University of Birmingham. He is the co-author of The New Party Challenge: Changing Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Central Europe and Beyond.