RUSI JournalVolume 162Issue 6members only

Can the Central African Republic Carry on Without France?


France has historically played a key role in the politics and security of the Central African Republic.

The Central African Republic (CAR) has a long history of internal instability and conflict, which has usually been resolved through French military intervention. These issues resurface generally when political and economic difficulties re-emerge, creating a circle of conflict and intervention in which both countries have been involved for decades. Cynthia Glock takes stock of the current situation and its historical context, and asks how long the CAR and France will continue

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