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Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

A New Belt and Road Initiative Toolkit
November 22, 2022

A New Belt and Road Initiative Toolkit

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jacinta Chen.

What Nigeria Can Teach Us About China’s Belt and Road
November 10, 2022

What Nigeria Can Teach Us About China’s Belt and Road

By Tola Amusan
Each country must exercise agency to fully capture the benefits of the BRI. So far, Nigeria hasn’t.
US Global Economic Assistance Should Not Mimic China’s. Just Ask Sri Lanka. 
November 04, 2022

US Global Economic Assistance Should Not Mimic China’s. Just Ask Sri Lanka. 

By Sean Cairncross
China may require little from recipient countries on the front end. But choosing to engage with China is far from cost-free. 

Will the BRI Survive Economic Decoupling?
October 21, 2022

Will the BRI Survive Economic Decoupling?

By Federico Jensen
Ironically, many projects within the BRI are the precondition for a successful decoupling from China.

Xi’s Work Report to the 20th Party Congress: 5 Takeaways
October 18, 2022

Xi’s Work Report to the 20th Party Congress: 5 Takeaways

By Shannon Tiezzi
From COVID-19 and China's economy to Taiwan and the BRI, what did Xi's big speech tell us about China's future policies?

What to Watch for at the 20th Party Congress: The Work Report
October 07, 2022

What to Watch for at the 20th Party Congress: The Work Report

By Shannon Tiezzi
Though too often overlooked, the Party Congress work report will set the tone for China’s goals and priorities for the next five years.

Trial Run for China-Afghan Rail Corridor as SCO Summit Kicks Off
September 15, 2022

Trial Run for China-Afghan Rail Corridor as SCO Summit Kicks Off

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Rail routes are all the rage, as the SCO gathers. Keep an eye out for new agreements on regional transit routes.
What Happened to the Belt and Road Initiative?
September 06, 2022

What Happened to the Belt and Road Initiative?

By Andreea Brînză
The BRI is becoming less and less prominent in Chinese leaders’ speeches as the Global Development Initiative takes over.

Don’t Sleep on China’s Global Develop­ment Initiative
July 12, 2022

Don’t Sleep on China’s Global Develop­ment Initiative

By Fikayo Akeredolu
China’s GDI was largely overshadowed by the G-7’s new infrastructure initiative. Given both sides' track records, though, that may be a mistake.

Russia-Ukraine War: Implications for Asian Geoeconomics
July 02, 2022

Russia-Ukraine War: Implications for Asian Geoeconomics

By Ali Ahmadi
As the war and resulting sanctions redraw trade maps in Asia, Iran stands to be the primary beneficiary.

The Secrets of China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa
June 01, 2022

The Secrets of China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa

By Anzetse Were
Beijing has succeeded by responding to African governments' precise needs, against a backdrop of lingering mistrust of the West.
China’s BRI Is Aggravating Ethnic Tensions in the Global South
May 29, 2022

China’s BRI Is Aggravating Ethnic Tensions in the Global South

By Gulalai Ismail and Alvin Camba
Pakistan’s CPEC is a case study in Chinese investment further disenfranchising ethnic minority groups – in this case, the Baloch.

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