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Can China Mediate Between Pakistan and India?
July 09, 2018
Can China Mediate Between Pakistan and India?
Beijing will play an increasingly important role in the preservation of stability in South Asia.
Can China Mediate Between Pakistan and India?
Why the Civil Nuclear Trap Is Part and Parcel of the Belt and Road Strategy
July 05, 2018
Why the Civil Nuclear Trap Is Part and Parcel of the Belt and Road Strategy
Civil nuclear energy presents grave pitfalls in terms of cost, innovation and security that BRI countries cannot and should not afford.
Why the Civil Nuclear Trap Is Part and Parcel of the Belt and Road Strategy
The Geopolitical Significance of Anti-China Protests in Vietnam
June 26, 2018
The Geopolitical Significance of Anti-China Protests in Vietnam
What do recent anti-China protests reveal and not reveal about the nature of Chinese overseas investment in Asian countries?
The Geopolitical Significance of Anti-China Protests in Vietnam
China’s Peaceful Modernization Does Not Mean Westernization
June 26, 2018
China’s Peaceful Modernization Does Not Mean Westernization
What U.S. officials get wrong about China's rise.
China’s Peaceful Modernization Does Not Mean Westernization
China’s Second Century of Humiliation
June 25, 2018
China’s Second Century of Humiliation
The conduct of Xi Jinping and the CCP will ultimately bring China a new century of shame.
China’s Second Century of Humiliation
Putin on the Ritz in China
June 18, 2018
Putin on the Ritz in China
A peek under the glitz of Russian-Chinese bonhomie.
Putin on the Ritz in China
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
June 14, 2018
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
Astana can't afford to push Beijing too hard, even on behalf of its own citizens detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
June 14, 2018
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
In Central Asia, Chinese companies can score financing from both Beijing and local capitals. But is anyone profiting?
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
India Makes Waves, Courts Central Asia at the SCO Summit
June 12, 2018
India Makes Waves, Courts Central Asia at the SCO Summit
India’s substantive engagement with wider Central Asia will be important going forward.
India Makes Waves, Courts Central Asia at the SCO Summit
What the Belarus-Russia Border Tiff Means for China
June 11, 2018
What the Belarus-Russia Border Tiff Means for China
Batka don’t take no mess: Belarus’ Lukashenko threatens rail transit from Asia to Europe.
What the Belarus-Russia Border Tiff Means for China
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
June 07, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
The failure of the Bishkek power plant in January has had domestic fallout, but its bilateral dimension could scorch Beijing too.
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
What Does China’s Belt and Road Initiative Mean for US Grand Strategy?
June 05, 2018
What Does China’s Belt and Road Initiative Mean for US Grand Strategy?
Over time the BRI could threaten the very foundations of Washington’s post-WWII hegemony.
What Does China’s Belt and Road Initiative Mean for US Grand Strategy?
The US Needs a Reality Check on China's Belt and Road
May 31, 2018
The US Needs a Reality Check on China's Belt and Road
Washington’s confusion about China’s Belt and Road Initiative stands in the way of an effective alternative.
The US Needs a Reality Check on China's Belt and Road
China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: How China is Turning Bad Loans into Strategic Investments
May 30, 2018
China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: How China is Turning Bad Loans into Strategic Investments
Belt and Road is not the Marshall Plan: it’s comprised of loans, not grants, and China expects a return for its money.
China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: How China is Turning Bad Loans into Strategic Investments
TPP’s Regulatory Capitalism and China’s Belt and Road Challenges
May 25, 2018
TPP’s Regulatory Capitalism and China’s Belt and Road Challenges
The revived TPP 11 operates as a significant alternative to China's approach, embodied in the Belt and Road Initiative.
TPP’s Regulatory Capitalism and China’s Belt and Road Challenges
The New Silk Road Is Old: Why You Should Ignore Belt and Road Initiative Maps
May 25, 2018
The New Silk Road Is Old: Why You Should Ignore Belt and Road Initiative Maps
Looking for good publications on the Belt and Road Initiative? Ignore the ones with maps. (Well, maybe not all.)
The New Silk Road Is Old: Why You Should Ignore Belt and Road Initiative Maps
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