|Chinese Presence in Africa. Image credit: geopoliticalatlas.com|
1. The economic and political dynamics that are not going to disappear drive China’s reliance on PMSCs;
2. There is great potential for change in the orientation of Chinese PMSCs in Africa. So far these companies “lack substantial capabilities to inflict lethal violence,” but this will likely change in the near future;
3. The US should engage China now, to dissuade its leadership from “from mimicking the route taken by Russia in its usage of PMSCs,” meaning Wagner.