June 28, 2021
‘Build Back Better World’ and the Belt and Road Are Not Necessarily at Odds
By Keren Zhu
Notwithstanding China-U.S. competition, there are a lot of ways in which the two initiatives are complementary.
June 25, 2021
China Holds Slimmed-Down Belt and Road Conference
By Shannon Tiezzi
At least 29 countries attended China's virtual “Asia and Pacific High-level Conference on Belt and Road Cooperation.”
June 22, 2021
B3W: Building an Alternative to the BRI or Falling Into the Same Trap?
By Francesca Ghiretti
The G-7's Build Back a Better World initiative must take special care to learn from the Belt and Road's mistakes -- including overpromising and underdelivering.
May 28, 2021
US Official Flags Future Quad Infrastructure Push
By Sebastian Strangio
Infrastructure competition between China and the U.S. could ultimately be good for the developing world.
May 22, 2021
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative a Threat to the US?
By Sara Hsu
While there's room for improvement, there is little evidence that the BRI is something to fear.
May 19, 2021
The BRI in EU-China Relations: Geostrategic Stakes
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Benjamin Barton.
May 03, 2021
Northeast China: Still Waiting for Regionalism
By See-Won Byun
China’s rust belt is a case study in how local conditions and priorities can clash with grand plans for economic integration.
April 22, 2021
Australia Ends China Deals on National Interest Grounds
By Rod McGuirk
In response, Chinese state media warned of "serious consequences for unreasonable provocation against China."
April 08, 2021
Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia Face Fresh Delays
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib Pashya
Indonesia's government should tread cautiously when green-lighting large-scale Chinese infrastructure projects.
April 01, 2021
China’s Central Asian Rail Investment Does Not Add Up
By Tristan Kenderdine and Péter Bucsky
China’s contribution to Central Asian rail connectivity remains miniscule.
March 26, 2021
Debunking 3 Myths About Chinese Investment in Malaysia
By Xianbai Ji , Chen Li, and Guanie Lim
A close examination of two flagship BRI-related infrastructure projects in Malaysia reveals the complex reality of China’s financial statecraft.
March 06, 2021
The Continuing Mystery of the Belt and Road
By Yuan Jiang
There are still competing theories and explanations of what China's signature foreign policy platform actually means.