Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is an Associate Professor in the School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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Articles by Ian Taylor

Sino-Nigerian Relations: FTZs, Textiles and Oil

Nigeria is rapidly becoming China’s second largest trading partner in Africa, with trade between the two countries reaching over $3 billion in 2006. To gauge the exponential rise in Sino-Nigerian

Sino-Nigerian Relations: FTZs, Textiles and Oil

Nigeria is rapidly becoming China’s second largest trading partner in Africa, with trade between the two countries reaching over $3 billion in 2006. To gauge the exponential rise in Sino-Nigerian

Arms Sales to Africa: Beijing’s Reputation at Risk

China’s involvement in Africa has attracted increasing criticism from Western and African observers. Particular concern is voiced over China’s willingness to support the continent’s authoritarian regimes—many of which have heinous

Arms Sales to Africa: Beijing’s Reputation at Risk

China’s involvement in Africa has attracted increasing criticism from Western and African observers. Particular concern is voiced over China’s willingness to support the continent’s authoritarian regimes—many of which have heinous

BEIJING’S ARMS AND OIL INTERESTS IN AFRICA

If current trends continue, China will become a major player in Africa and one that may both challenge traditional Western interests and offer an alternative reading of democracy and human