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The new geopolitics of state fragility

China, Russia and other emerging regional powers increasingly influence fragile states and take very different approaches and aims than Western donors. Fragile states can become an arena for geopolitical competition, calling into question Western approaches and fuelled by the relatively weak commitment from the West in implementing fragility-specific approaches. On 18 March 2022, the Brookings Institute will host an online event to discuss the increasingly stiff competition the West faces for influence in development policy in general, and in fragile states specifically.

The event will feature panellists Bruce Jones, Madiha Afzal, and Lina Benabdallah. The discussion will be moderated by Alexandre Marc.

Event date
18 March 2022
Organising parties
Brookings Institute