Influence of Chinese Military in Burkina

M-DIME | Instruments of Chinese Military Influence in Burkina Faso

Lucas Winter, Jason Warner, and Amelia Cheatham

What tools of national power does China use to gain military influence in Burkina Faso? In this new report from FMSO’s “M-DIME Research Project,” which assesses Chinese and Russian military influence in third-party states around the world, we assess that China’s current M-DIME influence in Burkina Faso is Low. Some of the most important instruments for Chinese military influence in Burkina Faso include:

China’s current M-DIME influence in Burkina Faso is assessed as Low. Some of the most important instruments for China’s influence in Burkina Faso include:

· Cultural and Media Outreach, Influence and Alignment (I1).
· Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector Support (I2).
· Trade and Cooperation in Strategic Commodities/Sectors (E3).

China’s projected M-DIME influence in Burkina Faso is assessed as Steady. Some of the most important instruments for China’s future influence in Burkina Faso include:

· Cultural and Media Outreach, Influence and Alignment (I1).
· Trade and Cooperation in Strategic Commodities/Sectors (E3).

 

 

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