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Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative a Threat to the US?
May 22, 2021

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative a Threat to the US?

By Sara Hsu
While there's room for improvement, there is little evidence that the BRI is something to fear.

Tajikistan’s Catch-22: Foreign Investment and Sovereignty Risks
March 24, 2021

Tajikistan’s Catch-22: Foreign Investment and Sovereignty Risks

By Bob Rehorst and Wouter Kuijl
How ineffective foreign investment and corrupt state elites pose a threat to the sovereignty of Central Asia’s poorest nation.
Belt and Road Stakeholders Don’t Believe China Uses ‘Debt-Trap Diplomacy’
November 06, 2020

Belt and Road Stakeholders Don’t Believe China Uses ‘Debt-Trap Diplomacy’

By Pradumna B Rana and Xianbai Ji
The authors’ recent book, which includes a survey of opinion leaders from BRI stakeholder countries, debunks the “debt-trap diplomacy” thesis.

Will the IDB’s Politicization Pull China and Latin America Closer?
November 05, 2020

Will the IDB’s Politicization Pull China and Latin America Closer?

By Isabel Bernhard
U.S. and Chinese attempts to shape Latin American governments’ lending options raise issues of sovereignty and choice.

Under Trump, the US Strategy for Countering China Is Mimicking China
October 28, 2020

Under Trump, the US Strategy for Countering China Is Mimicking China

By Andreea Brînză
The US has begun to copy questionable Chinese behaviors, from aggressive diplomatic criticism to forcing sell-offs and joint ventures.

Laos Stumbles Under Rising Chinese Debt Burden
September 07, 2020

Laos Stumbles Under Rising Chinese Debt Burden

By Sebastian Strangio
Its economy battered by COVID-19, the nation's sovereign reserves have fallen to less than $1 billion, putting it on the brink of default.

COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt
June 02, 2020

COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Linda Calabrese.
The Belt and Road in Sri Lanka: Beyond the Debt Trap Discussion
May 07, 2020

The Belt and Road in Sri Lanka: Beyond the Debt Trap Discussion

By Divya Hundlani & Pabasara Kannangara
More than an overstated “debt trap,” Sri Lanka should consider the environmental and labor impacts of Chinese investment.

Will Gotabaya Revisit Sri Lanka’s Hambantota ‘Debt Trap’ With China?
November 19, 2019

Will Gotabaya Revisit Sri Lanka’s Hambantota ‘Debt Trap’ With China?

By Ankit Panda
The new president’s election manifesto pledged to “revisit” the 99 year lease transfer of Hambantota port.

How Chinese Mobile Money Technology Can Mitigate Excess Sovereign Debt
July 05, 2019

How Chinese Mobile Money Technology Can Mitigate Excess Sovereign Debt

By Xiaochen Su
China could share its experience in fintech to help developing countries raise their tax income.

Reforming the Chiang Mai Initiative
May 21, 2019

Reforming the Chiang Mai Initiative

By Mie Oba
Can East Asia come together to strengthen its financial system?
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’? 

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s debt crisis and Chinese loans – separating myth from reality.

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