Podcast: Russia's Africa Campaign

Overwatch - Institute for the Study of War (ISW) Podcast Series

Episode 2: Russia's Campaign in Africa (September 27, 2019)

Maseh Zarif talks with his ISW colleagues Nataliya Bugayova and Darina Regio about what Russia is up to in Africa. They discuss Russia’s coordinated campaign to gain economic and political influence, and its attempt to create opportunities for expanding its military presence on the continent. Nataliya and Darina also put this campaign in the context of U.S. interests, identifying why the United States should be concerned and what to look for in the coming months.

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Overwatch, a podcast series from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), goes beyond the news headlines to give listeners analysis and commentary on issues related to U.S. national security and American foreign policy. The episodes feature discussions with experts and practitioners to explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the U.S. The series is hosted by Maseh Zarif and produced by Marissa Morton. Episodes will be released on a biweekly basis beginning on September 10, 2019.

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