China’s Belt and Road and Its Alternatives: Competing or Complementary?
By Zenel Garcia
Promoting various economic corridors as “alternatives” to the BRI misses the mark, for three reasons.
Montenegro’s Scandal-ridden Chinese Road
By Nicholas Muller
A decade on, the country faces crippling economic challenges and environmental degradation from the ambitious (and still incomplete) highway project.
What Happens to Central Asian Youth After Following China’s ‘Educational Silk Road?’
By Adina Masalbekova and Nigora Tangatarova
In contrast to the past, when youth from Central Asia largely migrated to Russia and other countries to do hard, physical labor, the younger generation is more focused on looking for educational opportunities abroad.
The Belt and Road Initiative’s Impact Depends on the Recipient Country
By Tola Amusan
The nature of domestic institutions in China’s partners determines whether the BRI actually advances socioeconomic development or simply enriches elites.
Unrest in the Middle East Is Bad for Both CPEC and IMEC
By Burak Elmali
As uncertainties deepen, what lies ahead for these dueling connectivity projects?
China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia: The Next Decade
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the future prospects of Beijing’s BRI in the region.
From a Global Summit, the Belt and Road Forum Has Become a Venue for China’s ‘Old Friends’
By Andreea Brînză
The BRF is no longer attracting new faces and expanding China’s influence, as it once did.
Don’t Count on China’s Belt and Road Initiative to Disappear
By Jacob Gunter
The BRI is not set to fade away. It has already changed China’s position in the world, and it will continue to do so moving forward.
How China Is Remaking the Belt and Road
By Shannon Tiezzi
Key takeaways from the third Belt and Road Forum for the future of the global initiative.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Taliban’s Economic Dreams
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
The specter of insecurity in Afghanistan has been replaced by a lack of governance and widespread incompetence. Investors from China or any other country can be expected to be deeply wary.
Which World Leaders Came to China’s 3rd Belt and Road Forum?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Top-level representation dropped to a new low, based largely on a lack of interest from European states.
Indonesia, China Vow to Expand Economic Cooperation
By Sebastian Strangio
This week's Belt and Road Forum has demonstrated that many Southeast Asian leaders still view China as central to their nations’ economic prosperity.