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The Case for Australia Keeping Victoria’s Belt and Road Deal
December 18, 2020

The Case for Australia Keeping Victoria’s Belt and Road Deal

By Yuan Jiang
Prime Minister Morrison now has the power to quash the state's MoU with China. He should hold off, at least for now.

China’s Digital Silk Road Initiative: A Boon for Developing Countries or a Danger to Freedom?
December 17, 2020

China’s Digital Silk Road Initiative: A Boon for Developing Countries or a Danger to Freedom?

By Joshua Kurlantzick
Some observers worry that it will equip authoritarian governments with next-generation surveillance technologies.
An Ignored Canary in an Unknown Coal Mine: The Caribbean’s Economic Engagement with China
December 14, 2020

An Ignored Canary in an Unknown Coal Mine: The Caribbean’s Economic Engagement with China

By Bradley J. Murg and Rasheed J. Griffith
The Caribbean provides some of the earliest signs of the problems that would later dog China's Belt and Road Initiative.

China’s Policy Banks Are Lending Differently, Not Less
December 12, 2020

China’s Policy Banks Are Lending Differently, Not Less

By Tristan Kenderdine
How Chinese policy and commercial banks are behaving operationally in their foreign lending activities is shifting, but not necessarily diminishing.

A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar
December 03, 2020

A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar

By Gene Ryack
A long-running war and COVID-19 muddle development in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar.

The Jakarta-Bandung Rail Project: 5 Years On and Still Going Nowhere
December 03, 2020

The Jakarta-Bandung Rail Project: 5 Years On and Still Going Nowhere

By Meiki W. Paendong
The railway, China's landmark BRI project in Indonesia, has failed to account for its economic and social impacts.

Rail Freight Use on China’s Iron Silk Road Underdelivers
November 13, 2020

Rail Freight Use on China’s Iron Silk Road Underdelivers

By Tristan Kenderdine
Is China’s CR Express destined for the industrial graveyard of Eurasian economic policy history?
China’s BRI and its High-Speed Railways to Nowhere
November 10, 2020

China’s BRI and its High-Speed Railways to Nowhere

By James Guild
The railway projects being built under the Belt and Road Initiative offer marginal economic benefits at exorbitant costs.

Belt and Road Stakeholders Don’t Believe China Uses ‘Debt-Trap Diplomacy’
November 06, 2020

Belt and Road Stakeholders Don’t Believe China Uses ‘Debt-Trap Diplomacy’

By Pradumna B Rana and Xianbai Ji
The authors’ recent book, which includes a survey of opinion leaders from BRI stakeholder countries, debunks the “debt-trap diplomacy” thesis.

China Shows Signs of Cracking Down on ‘Silk Road’ Crime
October 29, 2020

China Shows Signs of Cracking Down on ‘Silk Road’ Crime

By Sebastian Strangio
The bizarre story of She Zhijiang, who ran a Southeast Asian casino empire while a fugitive from the law in China, demonstrates the limits of Chinese power.

China Is Weaponizing the Belt and Road. What Can the US Do About It?
October 22, 2020

China Is Weaponizing the Belt and Road. What Can the US Do About It?

By Daniel Russel and Samuel Locklear
The BRI-driven trend toward a Chinese sphere of influence is neither inevitable nor irreversible.
As COVID Restrictions Ease in China, Silk Road Tourism Blooms Again
October 09, 2020

As COVID Restrictions Ease in China, Silk Road Tourism Blooms Again

By Chen Zhixin and Tim Winter
The BRI has led to a dramatic uptick in Silk Road heritage projects in China.

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