n Africa Insight - Russian-South African foreign policy in Africa : the case of the DRC

Volume 37, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


South African and Russian foreign policies have undergone significant 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 redefine their practice of dominance.

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