Embrace Russia, but on our own terms

Africa is more than the theatre for big-power resource wars. Russia must tread with skill.

In Summary

• The just-concluded inaugural Russia-Africa Summit and economic forum was a huge geopolitical triumph for President Vladimir Putin.

• Russia’s resurgence also coincides with Putin’s emergence as a reliable, forceful actor in both Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Russia is resurging. Thanks, perhaps to introspection and sloppy geopolitical calculus on the part of the West, especially in the age of Donald Trump.

The just-concluded inaugural ...

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