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.
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.
May 13, 2022
China and Uzbekistan: An Emerging Development Partnership?
By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Uzbekistan is leveraging its partnership with China to address the logistical and geographic challenges it faces.
April 28, 2022
What the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Tells Us About the Belt and Road Initiative
By Zenel Garcia and Umer Rahman
The case study of CPEC reveals how provincial officials in China and counterparts abroad are the real drivers for the BRI.
April 19, 2022
China’s Inadvertent Empire: Welcome to Sinostan
By Catherine Putz
An interview with Raffaello Pantucci about China’s rise, as seen through Beijing’s engagements in Central Asia.
March 18, 2022
What Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China’s Belt and Road?
By Mohammadbagher Forough
Exploring the geoeconomic implications for the BRI and other Eurasian economic and infrastructure initiatives.
March 05, 2022
How China’s Ambitious Belt and Road Plans for East Africa Came Apart
By David Skidmore
China’s infrastructure projects abroad often suffer from misinterpretations of the local political climate.
December 29, 2021
Can Latin America and the Caribbean Trust China as a Business Partner?
By Leland Lazarus and Evan Ellis
A lack of due diligence, corruption, and a disregard for indigenous rights and the environment have characterized many Chinese infrastructure projects in the region.
December 22, 2021
Cyprus: The Next Stop of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
By Mordechai Chaziza
Cyprus' geographical location, EU membership, and importance as a transshipment hub have drawn interest from Beijing.
December 21, 2021
Sino-Thai High-Speed Rail Project Takes Another Step Forward
By Sebastian Strangio
The Thai Transport Minister says the design for the second phase of the line is now complete.
December 17, 2021
To ‘Green’ the Belt and Road, China Needs to Set Clear Renewable Energy Targets
By Zhang Jing
As China stops building overseas coal power plants, it will take more than wishful thinking to transition to renewable energy.
December 10, 2021
By Nicholas Bosoni
A trip on the maiden journey of the $5.9 billion Laos-China Railway.