Multilateral backing key to public support for military operations in Africa

Joel Rogers de WaalAcademic Director, YouGov
May 31, 2021, 11:01 AM GMT+0

Recent research by the YouGov-Cambridge Centre shows that foreign public opinion has a considerable effect on countries’ willingness to contribute troops and resources to multinational military coalitions.

Commenting on results, the study’s authors stated:

“Our study confirms a strong causal link between such multilateral approval and the willingness of foreign publics to contribute to French-led operations.”

See full publication of the research here.

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