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US Issues Human Rights Guidelines for Exporters of Surveillance Tech
October 02, 2020

US Issues Human Rights Guidelines for Exporters of Surveillance Tech

By Abhijnan Rej
The directions to American businesses come amid growing concern around China’s export of advanced mass-surveillance capabilities to more than 60 countries.

Inside China’s Belt and Road Tangle
September 01, 2020

Inside China’s Belt and Road Tangle

By Sebastian Strangio
Far from being a strategic masterplan, the BRI is a chaotic enterprise that contains the seeds of its own negation.
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic? Perhaps Not.
August 26, 2020

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic? Perhaps Not.

By Abhijnan Rej
Beijing’s BRI experience with Modi’s India shows a lack of feel for shifting sands.

China’s Belt and Road: Is Asia Getting More Cautious?
January 22, 2020

China’s Belt and Road: Is Asia Getting More Cautious?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Xi’s recent voyage to Myanmar spotlighted the broader question about whether some key regional states are getting more cautious in responding to Beijing’s initiative.

Asia in 2020: Trends, Risks, and Geopolitics
December 24, 2019

Asia in 2020: Trends, Risks, and Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda
What lies ahead for the Asia-Pacific region in 2020?

Can the Belt and Road Help Countries Replicate China’s Development Successes?
December 17, 2019

Can the Belt and Road Help Countries Replicate China’s Development Successes?

By David Skidmore
Ironically, the solutions proposed by the BRI contradict China’s own development model.

The Belt and Road: Calculating Winners and Losers
December 11, 2019

The Belt and Road: Calculating Winners and Losers

By Shannon Tiezzi
A World Bank working paper attempts to put a number on the gains – and potential losses – for each country.
Erdogan’s Chinese Gamble
October 04, 2019

Erdogan’s Chinese Gamble

By Ilan Berman
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is betting big on China.

Where Is Indonesia on China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
July 09, 2019

Where Is Indonesia on China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Jakarta continues to seek ways to manage the opportunities and challenges stemming from the BRI.

Southeast Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
May 15, 2019

Southeast Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the dynamics behind the subregion’s continued management of the opportunities and challenges within the evolving initiative.  

What’s in China’s New Belt and Road Recalibration?
May 07, 2019

What’s in China’s New Belt and Road Recalibration?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though Beijing’s attempt to adjust its BRI approach is notable, the actual extent and impact of this recalibration remains to be seen.
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges
February 12, 2019

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat talks with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera about the future trajectory of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy challenges.

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