December 07, 2021
Europe’s Global Gateway: Complementing or Competing With BRI?
By Frederick Kliem
The EU’s enhanced infrastructure connectivity strategy is often framed as being in competition with China, unnecessarily making Global Gateway an instrument of geopolitical rivalry.
December 14, 2020
An Ignored Canary in an Unknown Coal Mine: The Caribbean’s Economic Engagement with China
By Bradley J. Murg and Rasheed J. Griffith
The Caribbean provides some of the earliest signs of the problems that would later dog China's Belt and Road Initiative.
March 25, 2019
China in Djibouti: The Power of Ports
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Basil M. Karatzas.
August 16, 2018
China’s Europe Policy Poses a Challenge to EU Cohesion
By Jan Weidenfeld
China used to be a strong proponent of a stable and unified Europe, but recent moves hint that Beijing’s priorities have changed.
May 11, 2018
How China Could Become a Global Leader in Sustainable Infrastructure
By Alison Hoare
Through the Belt and Road Initiative, China could help make a vital contribution toward addressing climate change.
April 23, 2018
The Risks of One Belt, One Road for China’s Neighbors
By Shin Kawashima
China’s lending policies present some challenges to the region.
April 21, 2018
EU Ambassadors Condemn China’s Belt and Road Initiative
By Ravi Prasad
Clearly, European countries aren't buying China's rhetoric of the BRI as “win-win cooperation.”
December 08, 2017
Xi’s One Belt One Road: A Plan Too Big to Fail?
By Lee YingHui
Xi's legacy will be judged by the success or failure of his signature policy initiative.
May 12, 2017
A Tale of Two Rail Lines: China and Japan’s Soft Power Competition in Indonesia
By Ann Listerud
When it comes to competing for major infrastructure contracts in Asia, China’s rise is far from certain.
April 06, 2017
Will Xi Build Trump's Great Wall?
By Graham Allison
What if China offered to build Trump's pet project, a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border?
March 21, 2017
What China’s PPP-Fueled Investment Boom Means for the Economy
By Spencer Sheehan
Public-private partnership infrastructure spending will boost China’s economy but increase local government debt.
September 10, 2016
China’s New Silk Road Could Expand Asia’s Deserts
By Liu Qin
Desertification, soil degradation, and drought are serious issues in most of the countries along the Belt and Road.