The inaugural Russia-Africa summit in Sochi in October is President Putin’s way of proclaiming a new phase in Russia’s relationship with the continent while increasing its relevance among countries with an established presence. The aim is to strengthen cooperation in the nuclear power, mining and security sectors
Senior Researcher, Geoeconomic Studies Programme
Shaantanu Shankar is a Senior Researcher for Geoeconomic Studies Programme. His research interests include India’s economic engagements in Africa, external actors in Africa’s political economy, institutional finance and development in African countries, modern and contemporary history of Africa among others. He holds a Ph.D. in African Studies from University of Mumbai, and a Masters in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal University. Prior to Gateway House, he has worked with the Research and Analysis Group, Export-Import Bank of India.
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