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.
September 27, 2019
The Khorgos Hype on the Belt and Road
By Henry Ruehl
Despite lofty ambitions, Khorgos is less transformative than its proponents believe – and yet it does illustrate some of the promise of the BRI.
September 12, 2019
Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing
By Eleanor Albert
What's on the China-Kazakhstan agenda?
September 06, 2019
Are Laos’ Land-Linking Dreams a Risky Bet?
By Fabio Figiaconi
The Lao government aspires to gain centrality in the Greater Mekong Subregion via new infrastructure; but at what price?
July 03, 2019
Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
By Yau Tsz Yan
With vast investments at stake, Chinese private security firms are expanding operations in Kyrgyzstan and beyond.
June 22, 2019
Can China Broker the Resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict?
By Vasif Huseynov
China’s expanding economic ties with the two sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict give Beijing important leverage to push for quick resolution.
June 07, 2019
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Undermining Human Rights?
By Abbas Faiz
The BRI has provided much-needed development, but it has also generated more authoritarianism.
May 09, 2019
How Can Indonesia Manage Its Concerns About BRI Investments?
By Dikanaya Tarahita and Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Jakarta may welcome, and need, Chinese investment; but it needs to mitigate the risks.