February 20, 2020
Kyrgyz-Chinese Joint Venture Scrapped After Protests
By Catherine Putz
A deal with China to build a $275 million logistics center in Naryn region has been cancelled.
February 01, 2020
Potholes and Bumps Along the Silk Road Economic Belt in Central Asia
By Li-Chen Sim and Farkhod Aminjonov
Belt and Road-related problems could prompt Central Asian states to re-engage more seriously with other actors.
January 01, 2020
A Bumpy Road Ahead for China in South Asia
By Sudha Ramachandran
2019 may go down as the year China’s massive Belt and Road project lost its shine for South Asian partners.
December 24, 2019
Sports on the Silk Road
By Rani Singh and Tim Winter
The often overlooked people-to-people element of the Belt and Road is embracing sports, with all the cultural complexities that brings.
December 17, 2019
Can the Belt and Road Help Countries Replicate China’s Development Successes?
By David Skidmore
Ironically, the solutions proposed by the BRI contradict China’s own development model.
December 12, 2019
China Is Taking Patents Seriously. The World Should Take Notice.
By Bonnie Girard
China has spent 35 years quietly building a patent system that BRI is now helping to extend.
December 11, 2019
The Belt and Road: Calculating Winners and Losers
By Shannon Tiezzi
A World Bank working paper attempts to put a number on the gains – and potential losses – for each country.
October 28, 2019
Beijing’s Next Big Problem
By Stephen Smith
Managing asymmetry is China’s next big problem, but Beijing has ample historical experience doing so.
October 22, 2019
Why Foreign Policy Matters to Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
By Hnin Wint Nyunt Hman
In the best-case scenario, Myanmar would be rich like the East and democratic like the West.
October 12, 2019
High Expectations as China’s Xi Lands in Nepal
By Peter Gill
The first Chinese leader to visit Nepal since 1996, Xi’s trip carries with it high expectations and geopolitical undertones.
October 08, 2019
Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?
By Aruuke Uran Kyzy
Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions.
October 02, 2019
What Is the Belt and Road News Network?
By Eleanor Albert
A centralized source for BRI information would be welcome, but BRNN may blur the line between data and party-state talking points.