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.
June 02, 2020
COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Linda Calabrese.
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.
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.
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.
May 21, 2019
Reforming the Chiang Mai Initiative
By Mie Oba
Can East Asia come together to strengthen its financial system?
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.
March 12, 2019
China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’
By Mark Akpaninyie
The debt trap isn’t a national strategy. Instead, unchecked profit motive is driving Chinese firms to exploit poor nations.
March 06, 2019
Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road
By Sophie van der Meer
Is Beijing really seeking to buy political influence abroad?
February 23, 2019
Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?
By Shakthi De Silva
A blueprint for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy.
December 18, 2018
The Trouble With Trump's New Africa Strategy
By Zhang Chao
The strategy seems to be more about competing with China than benefiting African countries.
December 06, 2018
Washington’s Bungled Buenos Aires Summit
By Scott Moore
Trump's economic war against China is deeply corrosive for U.S. influence in bodies like the G-20.