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Paul Nantulya is a Research Associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. He is a subject matter specialist on Chinese foreign and security policy, China/Africa relations, and Africa’s relations with Southeast Asian countries. Nantulya has testified on China/Africa relations before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission of the U.S. Congress, has given lectures on China at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and the College of International Security Affairs at National Defense University among other schools. He has served a resource person to the Annual Conference of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, Annual Conference on China/Africa Relations at the University of Nairobi, and Senator John S Mc Cain Institute’s Great Power Competition Working Group.
Nantulya’s forthcoming book examines the influence of traditional Chinese strategic culture on China’s military strategy in the Western Pacific. Other publications include a forthcoming Special Report on China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspective (U.S. Army War College), a Special Report on Chinese Security Contractors in Africa(Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, October 2020), a chapter on The Strategic Application of the Tao 道 of Soft Power: The Key to Understanding China’s Expanding Influence in Africa (Special Edition of the Journal of the African Review, November 2020), and a co-authored book chapter with Raymond Gilpin and Phillip Carter in China’s Global Reach: A Security Assessment, (Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, September 2019).