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Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
May 14, 2019
Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
Sri Lanka’s debt crisis and Chinese loans – separating myth from reality.
Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’
March 29, 2019
How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’
Japan should export its profitable public transport business model to help African countries repay Chinese infrastructure loans.
How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’
China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’
March 12, 2019
China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’
The debt trap isn’t a national strategy. Instead, unchecked profit motive is driving Chinese firms to exploit poor nations.
China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’
Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road
March 06, 2019
Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road
Is Beijing really seeking to buy political influence abroad?
Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
February 08, 2019
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
Negative interactions with Chinese companies and individuals are hurting the country’s image in many African countries.
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
Revisiting Chinese Transportation Projects in Ethiopia
January 26, 2019
Revisiting Chinese Transportation Projects in Ethiopia
A year later, the authors revisit two major projects in Addis Ababa to see what has changed – and what hasn’t.
Revisiting Chinese Transportation Projects in Ethiopia
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
January 09, 2019
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
A look at developments in the stronghold of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s southern region of Hambantota.
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
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
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
October 05, 2018
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
China’s presence in Africa has been unfairly vilified. In Zambia, however, this criticism is unusually apt.
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
September 05, 2018
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
The right question is what African leaders will do to demand what Africans need.
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
China's BRI Bet in the Middle East
July 18, 2018
China's BRI Bet in the Middle East
Can China's efforts survive scrutiny and politics?
China's BRI Bet in the Middle East
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-Malaysia Relations and the Malaysian Election
May 08, 2018
China-Malaysia Relations and the Malaysian Election
Malaysia’s upcoming elections have put the Southeast Asian state’s ties with Beijing in the headlines.
China-Malaysia Relations and the Malaysian Election
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