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The Role of Regional Organizations in Africa’s international relations(2022_2_40_021)


Given their recent economic growth, African countries have been strengthening and deepening their ties with the international community in various areas. External actors such as the EU, the United States, and China interact with multiple layers of intra-African actors, including the governments of each country, regional economic communities (RECs), and the African Union (AU). Among these African actors, the importance of RECs has increased in recent years. Our study group will examine the role of regional organizations such as RECs and the AU in Africa’s international relations, especially in the areas of security and trade.


April 2022 - March 2024

Leader of the Research Project

Yanai, Akiko


Paper Submission to Peer-Reviewed Journal