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A Dam for Criticism? The Mohmand Dam Project and China-Pakistan Relations
January 06, 2019
A Dam for Criticism? The Mohmand Dam Project and China-Pakistan Relations
A Pakistani company went from losing five bids to Chinese companies to winning one jointly with a Chinese firm.
A Dam for Criticism? The Mohmand Dam Project and China-Pakistan Relations
Looking Back on 2018 in Asian Geopolitics
December 27, 2018
Looking Back on 2018 in Asian Geopolitics
What were the themes and events that defined the past year in Asian geopolitics?
Looking Back on 2018 in Asian Geopolitics
How the US Should Respond to China’s Belt and Road
December 21, 2018
How the US Should Respond to China’s Belt and Road
A focus on promoting transparency and fighting corruption rather than China-bashing will be more successful in the long run.
How the US Should Respond to China’s Belt and Road
Washington’s Bungled Buenos Aires Summit
December 06, 2018
Washington’s Bungled Buenos Aires Summit
Trump's economic war against China is deeply corrosive for U.S. influence in bodies like the G-20.
Washington’s Bungled Buenos Aires Summit
Is China’s Economic Expansion in the South Caucasus a Myth?
November 29, 2018
Is China’s Economic Expansion in the South Caucasus a Myth?
In Eastern Europe, the reality of China’s investment does not match the rhetoric. How about in the Caucasus?
Is China’s Economic Expansion in the South Caucasus a Myth?
3 Reasons Why Trump Can't Win a Trade War With China
November 28, 2018
3 Reasons Why Trump Can't Win a Trade War With China
To have a chance of winning, the Trump administration needs to get the rest of the world on its side.
3 Reasons Why Trump Can't Win a Trade War With China
What the APEC 2018 Summit Reveals About China's Regional Economic Insecurities
November 22, 2018
What the APEC 2018 Summit Reveals About China's Regional Economic Insecurities
The U.S. trade war with China is bearing out serious consequences for Beijing—and not just economic ones.
What the APEC 2018 Summit Reveals About China's Regional Economic Insecurities
How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options
November 17, 2018
How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options
America’s goal should be to ensure the Uzbeks have alternative options to dealing with Russia and China.
How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options
Can Russia and China 'Synergize' the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative?
November 09, 2018
Can Russia and China 'Synergize' the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative?
Arguably the entire point of touting the linkage of the BRI and the EAEU has been political.
Can Russia and China 'Synergize' the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative?
China Opens First Import Expo With Veiled Warning to Trump
November 06, 2018
China Opens First Import Expo With Veiled Warning to Trump
Globalization cannot be stopped by anyone, Xi warned as he welcomed other countries to boost exports to China.
China Opens First Import Expo With Veiled Warning to Trump
Europe’s Challenge to China
October 26, 2018
Europe’s Challenge to China
The EU’s new strategy on “Connecting Europe with Asia” could spell trouble for China’s “Belt and Road Initiative.”
Europe’s Challenge to China
Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine?
October 24, 2018
Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine?
A new report suggests that Pakistan’s new government is rethinking CPEC. What does that mean for the whole BRI?
Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine?
Don't Count on the Maldives Sharply Swinging Away From China
October 02, 2018
Don't Count on the Maldives Sharply Swinging Away From China
The country's newly elected president, Ibu Solih, is unlikely to fundamentally pull the Maldives away from China.
Don't Count on the Maldives Sharply Swinging Away From China
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
September 18, 2018
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
A relationship previously specific in scope has expanded beyond closed diplomatic corridors, bringing new challenges.
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
September 15, 2018
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
Is China's Belt and Road Initiative running into growing pains?
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
China Debates the Belt and Road
September 08, 2018
China Debates the Belt and Road
What do Chinese analysts say about China’s biggest foreign policy initiative?
China Debates the Belt and Road
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