May 28, 2020
Overseas Gambling Ventures a Lucky Strike for China’s Power Projection
By Hugh Harsono
How overseas gambling enterprises double as power projection tools for China.
May 27, 2020
US Weighs in on Australia’s BRI Controversy Amid State and Federal Divide
By Joshua Mcdonald
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo inserted himself into an ongoing dispute between the Australian federal government and the state of Victoria over China’s BRI.
May 20, 2020
Is China Deploying COVID-19 Diplomacy to Speed BRI Projects in Myanmar?
By Shah Suraj Bharat
At present, fears that China is using the pandemic to exert excessive pressure and push through BRI projects in Myanmar are exaggerated.
May 07, 2020
How China’s Belt and Road Initiative Went Astray
By Chan Kung and Yu (Tony) Pan
In taking on geopolitical overtones, the BRI has become alienated from its original economic purpose.
May 02, 2020
Will COVID-19 Be a Blessing in Disguise for the Belt and Road?
By Xianbai Ji
The hiatus afforded by COVID-19 provides an opportunity for China to contemplate ways to bring about an improved BRI 2.0.
April 28, 2020
China and the Budapest-Belgrade Railway Saga
By Andreea Brînză
The railway became the BRI’s most important project in Europe -- but nearly seven years later, the story still isn’t over.
April 16, 2020
China and Ethiopia, Part 4: Mekelle Industrial Park
By Istvan Tarrosy, Zoltán Vörös, and Seife Hailu Gebreslassie
Ethiopia, with dreams of being a textile and apparel manufacturing hub, is following China's blueprint for industrial parks.
April 07, 2020
The Belt and Road After COVID-19
By Plamen Tonchev
Possible post-pandemic scenarios for China’s long-term foreign policy strategy.
April 02, 2020
Some Say China’s Belt and Road Helped Create This Pandemic. Can It Prevent the Next One?
By Andreea Brînză
As COVID-19 spreads around the world, China has begun talking about a “Health Silk Road.” But one already exists – at least, on paper.
February 20, 2020
Kyrgyz-Chinese Joint Venture Scrapped After Protests
By Catherine Putz
A deal with China to build a $275 million logistics center in Naryn region has been cancelled.
February 01, 2020
Potholes and Bumps Along the Silk Road Economic Belt in Central Asia
By Li-Chen Sim and Farkhod Aminjonov
Belt and Road-related problems could prompt Central Asian states to re-engage more seriously with other actors.
January 01, 2020
A Bumpy Road Ahead for China in South Asia
By Sudha Ramachandran
2019 may go down as the year China’s massive Belt and Road project lost its shine for South Asian partners.