Influence of Russian Military in Burkina

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

Lucas Winter, Jason Warner, and Amelia Cheatham

What tools of national power does Russia 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 Russia’s current M-DIME influence in Burkina Faso is Medium. Some of the most important instruments for Russian military influence in Burkina Faso include:

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

· Cultural and Media Outreach, Influence and Alignment (I1).
· Shared Informal/Multilateral Military Engagements (M2).
· Arms Transfers (E1).

Russia’s projected M-DIME influence in Burkina Faso is assessed as Steady. The most important instruments for Russia’s future influence in Burkina Faso is:

· Cultural and Media Outreach, Influence and Alignment (I1).

 

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