Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira writes about 'cash-strapped' Portugal turning to 'cash-rich' Angola

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira has written an article for Politico (3 October) exploring "[w]hat happens when a southern European cash-strapped economy meets a cash-rich and cohesive authoritarian regime seeking to buy up assets and gain political influence".

Ricardo writes, "The Portuguese-Angolan relationship is not unique.  The postcolonial aspects give it a particular flavor but this is part of a much larger trend of buying up influence by resource-rich states in the West."

The full article is available to read here: