September 03, 2020
China’s Top Diplomat Checks in on Myanmar Projects
By Sebastian Strangio
Yang Jiechi's visit is a sign of the complications China faces in advancing its strategic interests in Myanmar.
August 31, 2020
New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency
By Grant Wyeth
Canberra is set to introduce legislation giving the federal government a veto over state and territory deals with foreign governments.
August 27, 2020
With Latest Sanctions, US Casts a Shadow Over China’s Belt and Road
By Shannon Tiezzi
China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) was targeted over its South China Sea island-building. But the firm is also a crucial player in the BRI.
August 27, 2020
Pandemics, Politics, and Principles: Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia in a Time of Crisis
By Andrew Rosser, Kate Macdonald and Ken Setiawan
Despite obstacles, the business and human rights agenda has gained some traction in the region.
August 26, 2020
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic? Perhaps Not.
By Abhijnan Rej
Beijing’s BRI experience with Modi’s India shows a lack of feel for shifting sands.
June 22, 2020
The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Transport Corridor Stretches Further Into China
By Umida Hashimova
The transport corridor is in use and has great potential, but the middle section through Kyrgyzstan still transports cargo via trucks and not railcars.
June 19, 2020
Manila: From Galleons to the Belt and Road
By Ian Morley
Manila is rich with cultural heritage at risk of destruction amid a push to develop.
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.