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Indonesia to Use State Budget for Cost Overrun on Chinese Rail Project
October 14, 2021

Indonesia to Use State Budget for Cost Overrun on Chinese Rail Project

By Sebastian Strangio
Since its inception in 2015, the headline BRI project has seen repeated delays and inflated costs.

What the AidData Report Reveals About BRI Lending in Southeast Asia
October 12, 2021

What the AidData Report Reveals About BRI Lending in Southeast Asia

By James Guild
The report shows both the extent of Chinese lending to the region and the agency with which governments have engaged with the BRI.
Are China’s BRI Glory Days Over?
October 08, 2021

Are China’s BRI Glory Days Over?

By Luke Hunt
ASEAN wrestles with Chinese debt and post-pandemic recovery plans.

Vietnam’s Hidden Debts to China Expose its Political Risks
October 08, 2021

Vietnam’s Hidden Debts to China Expose its Political Risks

By Zachary Abuza and Phuong Vu
Although Vietnam's Chinese debt burden is low compared to some of its neighbors, it is still a worry for the Communist Party mandarins in Hanoi.

What Happened To China’s BRI Projects in Malaysia?
October 05, 2021

What Happened To China’s BRI Projects in Malaysia?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Of the slew of BRI megaproject deals signed over the first five years of the initiative, most have either been canceled or come to a standstill.

Global Gateway: The EU Alternative to China’s BRI
September 28, 2021

Global Gateway: The EU Alternative to China’s BRI

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Benjamin Barton.

What AUKUS and Afghanistan Tell Us About the US Asia Strategy
September 21, 2021

What AUKUS and Afghanistan Tell Us About the US Asia Strategy

By Arash Reisinezhad
Put together, these two seemingly unrelated developments signal a new U.S. strategy in the competition with China.
China, Afghanistan, and the Belt and Road Initiative: Diplomacy and Reality 
September 15, 2021

China, Afghanistan, and the Belt and Road Initiative: Diplomacy and Reality 

By Magnus Marsden
China will face a number of difficulties in implementing the BRI in Afghanistan.

Does the Belt and Road Have a Future in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan?
August 21, 2021

Does the Belt and Road Have a Future in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan?

By Sebastien Goulard
The Taliban will welcome the hard infrastructure elements of the BRI. The “soft” components are a different story.

Laos-China Railway on Track for December Opening: Official
August 16, 2021

Laos-China Railway on Track for December Opening: Official

By Sebastian Strangio
The completion of the railway will deepen China's influence over the landlocked nation of seven million.

Dam in Cambodia a ‘Disaster’ for Local Communities: Rights Group
August 10, 2021

Dam in Cambodia a ‘Disaster’ for Local Communities: Rights Group

By Sebastian Strangio
The Chinese-financed Lower Sesan 2 dam has had a range of deleterious consequences – just what activists were warning a decade ago.
‘Build Back Better World’ and the Belt and Road Are Not Necessarily at Odds
June 28, 2021

‘Build Back Better World’ and the Belt and Road Are Not Necessarily at Odds

By Keren Zhu
Notwithstanding China-U.S. competition, there are a lot of ways in which the two initiatives are complementary.

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