Russian-South African Foreign Policy in Africa: The case of the DRC

  • Y F April


South African and Russian foreign policies have undergone signifi cant changes led by regime changes that have influenced their international outlook. During the Cold War and apartheid eras, both Russia and South Africa practiced foreign policies based on dominance; which is characterised by the habitual use of force by a greater power against lesser states. This article uses the Democratic Republic of Congo as a case study to establish how the post-Cold War and post-apartheid years required South Africa and Russia to redefi ne their practice of dominance.

Africa Insight Vol. 37 (4) 2008 pp. 218-229

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