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How Old Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Exactly?
February 11, 2019

How Old Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Exactly?

By Ankit Panda
The policies that became the Belt and Road Initiative date back into the early 2000s.

The Silk Roads, Past and Future
May 01, 2017

The Silk Roads, Past and Future

By Peter Frankopan
If China’s ambitious initiative can recapture the magic of the ancient Silk Roads, it will change the world.
Cabo Verde’s Gamble: Chinese Island-Building in the Atlantic
April 25, 2017

Cabo Verde’s Gamble: Chinese Island-Building in the Atlantic

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
A tiny nation rolls the dice on a big Chinese investment.

China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
October 31, 2016

China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2

By Ankit Panda
China and Sri Lanka are expected to move forward on Hambantota port in November 2016.

China’s Experiment in Djibouti
October 05, 2016

China’s Experiment in Djibouti

By François Dubé
China’s role in Africa is changing from resource extractor to long-term strategic partner. Djibouti is a prime example.

China, Malaysia Mull Dispute Resolution for ‘Belt and Road’ Countries
September 20, 2016

China, Malaysia Mull Dispute Resolution for ‘Belt and Road’ Countries

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Special envoy proposes dispute settlement collaboration to provide legal protection for projects.

Why China Won’t Stop Island Building in the South China Sea
July 02, 2016

Why China Won’t Stop Island Building in the South China Sea

By Frederick Kuo
China’s island building is aimed at securing a weak link in its maritime trade networks.
China's Mediterranean Odyssey
April 19, 2016

China's Mediterranean Odyssey

By Elodie Sellier
China has bought Greece’s Piraeus port, but how realistic is Beijing's Mediterranean dream?

Xi’s Visit Cements Egypt’s Place on the ‘Belt and Road’
January 22, 2016

Xi’s Visit Cements Egypt’s Place on the ‘Belt and Road’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi Jinping envisions Egypt as a hub for China's Belt and Road initiative.

Is China's Maritime Silk Road A Military Strategy?
December 08, 2015

Is China's Maritime Silk Road A Military Strategy?

By Anthony Kleven
The initiative may have a strong military dimension too.

The Port of Bagamoyo: A Test for China’s New Maritime Silk Road in Africa
December 01, 2015

The Port of Bagamoyo: A Test for China’s New Maritime Silk Road in Africa

By Frannie A. Léautier, Michael Schaefer, and Wei Shen
A port project in Tanzania could become a model for connecting east Africa to China's Silk Road.
Can China Rebuild Its ‘Special Relationship’ With Malaysia?
November 18, 2015

Can China Rebuild Its ‘Special Relationship’ With Malaysia?

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is hoping economic incentives and high-level meetings can assuage Malaysia's South China Sea concerns.

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