November 22, 2022
A New Belt and Road Initiative Toolkit
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jacinta Chen.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.