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US Foreign Policy toward African Elections in 2021

Supporting democratic forces in Africa is an ideal way to improve election processes, but given the US’ own weaknesses with voter suppression and related issues, how can Washington help?

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Chinese President Xi Jingping in Beijing, China in 2018. (Photo courtesy of U.S. State Department on Flickr)

US-China: Confrontation or Cooperation?

Will the political line-up that we see in Washington next January be one that favors greater confrontation with China, or one that seeks to dial back the tensions that have arisen between the two countries in the past few years?