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Publication date: 6 April 2021

Ahmed Elbassoussy

The purpose of this study is to identify various Russian manifestations on expanding its role in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as shed light on the major obstacles it may face.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify various Russian manifestations on expanding its role in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as shed light on the major obstacles it may face.

Design/methodology/approach

The research paper uses the “national role theory” to analyze the factors that helped in the growing Russian role in sub-Saharan African countries. It assumes that every state seeks to play a particular role, and that role is reflected in its foreign policy, which is known as “role performance,” and this role originates from several sources. On the other hand, this role faces various obstacles, mostly from the external environment, especially the international system’s structure, global values and international obligations, known as “role prescriptions.”

Findings

Despite Russia’s ability to use all its capacities in expanding its role in the African continent, the degree of its influence varied from one field to another. While it was very influential in the military, security, political, diplomatic and technical fields, it is relatively less in the economic and counter-terrorism areas.

Research limitations/implications

This study paves the way for further researches related to international competition over sub-Saharan Africa, whether economically, militarily or politically, in addition to other studies related to potential cooperation opportunities, especially in security and combating terrorism.

Originality/value

This research’s significance stems from using the existing theoretical structure represented in national role theory in analyzing the Russian orientation toward sub-Saharan Africa, giving more attention to the latest developments in Russian strategy, as well as clarifying the major obstacles that may hinder its activities.

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Journal of Humanities and Applied Social Sciences, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
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Expert briefing
Publication date: 28 September 2018

Central African Republic's peace process.

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Executive summary
Publication date: 16 November 2017

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Troop boost shows resolve

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES225864

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Publication date: 6 September 2019

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Peace deal faces challenges

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES246283

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Executive summary
Publication date: 15 January 2019

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Tensions will surround talks

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES241176

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Book part
Publication date: 18 June 2020

Arundhati Bhattacharya

One of the serious crises faced chiefly by the developing countries is the large influx of people from neighbouring poor and less developed countries as a result of civil…

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One of the serious crises faced chiefly by the developing countries is the large influx of people from neighbouring poor and less developed countries as a result of civil wars, political and social turbulence, to name some. Following UNHCR's latest available publication of data on refugees (2016), this chapter attempts to highlight the world's major refugee producing countries, inherent causes of such generation and destination of the emigrants on one hand and the scenario of world's major refugee hosting countries, refugees from countries received by them and their present condition, on the other. Disaggregation of data is done in each case to provide further insightful analysis.

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Refugee Crises and Third-World Economies
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ISBN: 978-1-83982-191-2

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Publication date: 10 August 2018

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Indigenous Management Practices in Africa
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-849-7

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Executive summary
Publication date: 5 March 2019

Central African Republic peace deal faces a crisis

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Peace deal faces a crisis

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES242312

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Executive summary
Publication date: 21 June 2016

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Clashes signal instability

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES211887

ISSN: 2633-304X

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