Shankara Narayanan is a junior at the University of Connecticut, Storrs CT, earning a B.A. in Political Science & History. In the summer of 2019, he researched Russian operations in Africa at the College of International Security Affairs, at the National Defense University with Dr. Erica Marat. He is the Assistant Editor for UConn’s Undergraduate Political Review and received a UConn SURF grant in 2018, using it to research Sir Halford Mackinder’s influence on American Cold War strategy.
On October 24, Russia concluded its Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, seeking to deepen Moscow’s relations with the continent. Notably, security cooperation formed a key component of the agenda (Summitafrica.ru, October