Dear Friends,
I wanted to share some recent highlights, including an essay in Foreign Affairs on my concerns about the new U.S. strategy toward Africa and a previous op-ed in TIME on how Chinese debt diplomacy in Africa threatens U.S. national security.
Take care,
Grant

Media
  • CNBC Africa interview on the Congolese election, January 2019
  • Bolton Outlines a Strategy for Africa That’s Really About Countering China, The New York Times, December 2018
  • US Seeks to Counter Growing Chinese Influence in Africa, Associated Press, December 2018
  • Bolton Accuses China and Russia of ‘Predatory Practices’ in Africa, Financial Times, December 2018
  • ‘China Must Be Stopped’: Zambia Debates the Threat of ‘Debt-Trap’ Diplomacy, World Politics Review, December 2018
  • US Plans to Counter Spread of Chinese and Russian Influence in Africa, Says Top Official, The Straits Times (Singapore), December 2018
  • One African Nation Put the Brakes on Chinese Debt. But Not for Long, The New York Times, November 2018
  • African UN Security Council Members Push for AU-Led Peacekeepers, Voice of America, November 2018
  • A New Chinese-Funded Railway In Kenya Sparks Debt-Trap Fears, NPR, October 2018
  • China’s Reputation as Development Financier on the Line, Financial Times, September 2018 [Financial Times editorial cites to my op-ed in TIMEmagazine]
  • China Defends Plans to Spend $60bn in Africa Over Three Years, The Guardian, September 2018
  • China Pledges $60bn for Africa as Xi Rejects ‘Debt Trap’ Claims, Financial Times, September 2018
  • Africans Must Analyse Lending by China, Ensure It’s In Their Interest, Daily Nation (Kenya), September 2018
  • China Deepens Africa Ties With $60 Billion Pledge, China Economic Review(China), September 2018
  • TRT World television (a Turkish international news channel) on whether Chinese investment in Africa is helping or hurting the continent, September 2018
  • China Promises Further Investment in African Agriculture: “Debt Trap” or Marketing Ploy?, Future Directions International (Australia), September 2018
  • France 24 television on Chinese debt diplomacy, September 2018
  • Voice of America television on “Africa 54” program to discuss U.S.-Kenya relations, August 2018
  • CNBC Africa television to discuss an Oval Office meeting between President Trump and Kenyan President Kenyatta, August 2018
  • BBC World News television on U.S.-Kenya relations and U.S.-Africa policy, August 2018
  • Africa Looks for Something New Out of Donald Trump, Financial Times, August 2018
  • Kenyatta and Trump: In Search of a Reputation Boost, DW (Germany), August 2018
  • Voice of America television on “Africa 54” program to discuss former President Barack Obama’s Nelson Mandela Lecture in South Africa, July 2018
  • CNBC Africa television to discuss investment trends in Africa, July 2018
  • CNBC Africa television to discuss visits to Africa by Chinese President Xi and Indian Prime Minister Modi, July 2018
  • CNBC Africa television to discuss trade and investment issues related to Africa, July 2018
  • Channels TV (“Nigeria’s 12-time TV station of the year”) in television interview to discuss Chinese debt diplomacy, June 2018
  • Harris’ op-ed reprinted in Invest in Africa: The African Diaspora (an official publication of the African Union), June 2018

Speaking Events

  • Moderated fireside chat with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Rwanda at the University of California, Davis Law School
  • Featured in Executive Roundtable at the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
  • Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Kuramo Capital “Sub-Saharan Africa Day” in New York
  • Pearson Global Forum, University of Chicago
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School Junior Summer Institute
CNBC Africa on elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
BBC World News on President Kenyatta’s visit to the U.S.
Voice of America on President Obama’s Mandela Lecture in South Africa
CNBC Africa on President Xi and Prime Minister Modi’s Visits to Africa
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