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Lina Benabdallah, Ph.d.

Lina Benabdallah is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University.

Why soft power is not enough to explain scholarship investments in China-Africa relations (besides vague applications of the concept)

In a new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Global Education Monitoring Report published this week, 16% of the total scholarships for Africans was sponsored by the Chinese government. The report states (on page 295) that “the Chinese government, through various agencies, was the single largest provider, with […]