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Chris Alden

Chris Alden  is a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has written extensively on China-Africa relations for over two decades and is a senior research associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs.

Research areas:  Emerging powers , Asia , Africa

Publications

Assessing the responses of the Chinese media and research community to the Ukrainian crisis
Ancient Chinese printing press by IvanWalsh.com with CC license from Flickr Chris Alden 17 June 2014
By examining an array of Chinese sources, including media reports, editorials, and research think-tank publications, a number of viewpoints are presented that provide a better sense of the scope of Chinese thinking on the subject of the crisis in Ukraine. These concentrate on the notion of Chinese neutrality, Western interference, the... more  
Seeking security in Africa: China’s evolving approach to the African Peace and Security Architecture
Vice President of China arrives in South Africa by GovernmentZA with cc license from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/8225627565/sizes/m/in/photolist-dwSuuV-6L9KrN-9F1M1p-7du1dy-9F1LVa-9F4GEh-8ZyqyB-8ap2cD-8MBDdG-7cY6CB-fcdy6e-b1ttUZ-fcyEvw-9smA2a-9spzum-bWLwJV-5gku5Q-8PNgnv-4wP4Da-5bWs5L-xmAck-8jcuBi-bxZnV6-9F1LYR-3AHs9x-85Sjwe-85Vszb-cmHRHA-4juK48-c195wU-9F1LX2-9F4Gn5-9F1LPt-9F1LRc-8kryYM-8kuLaQ-8uA3ka-4iZ9SP-dUgskA-6vkHY8-KJ7CM-gPSe8q-cp4c1Q-7pV9es-tQ4C9-51KQjg-aRjvke-aRjnTP-aRjvor-aRjeRZ-aRjv9c/ Chris Alden 24 March 2014
China is on course to becoming more deeply involved in Africa’s security landscape. While the motivation behind Chinese involvement remains primarily economic, the growing exposure of its interests to the vagaries of African politics, as well as pressures to demonstrate greater global activism, are bringing about a reconsideration of B... more  

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