Neither the largest nor most powerful of economies in the region, the UAE has emerged as China’s most important strategic partner in the Middle East. Jonathan Fulton of Zayed University explains why.
Host country elites are using BRI investments as leverage to advance industrial policy goals, creating winners and losers along the way.
For at least 10 BRI countries, debt service to China is going to become a major fiscal burden in the coming years. Dr. Christoph Nedopil and Mengdi Yue argue that China needs to make debt relief multipateral, fair and green to be a global standard setter.
Asia’s infrastructure needs are real. But creditor competition can motivate political opportunism rather than sound policy choices, argues Jessica Liao.
Belt and Road Through My Village is a new book that listens to the perspectives of those most affected by BRI mega projects
An interview with Tyler Harlan on the politics of “greenness” of the Belt and Road Initiative
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Chinese think tank CREEI wants to spearhead a new approach to planning China’s overseas energy investment
Understanding who makes what decisions in the Belt and Road Initiative, an interview with Dr Thomas Hale
History shows that China’s approach to debt relief is ad hoc, and asset seizure is highly unlikely.
Dr Pichamon Yeophantong shares her observations about how Chinese infrastructure companies approach gender in project development