Belt and Road Initiative

Globalized Authoritarianism: The Expansion of the Chinese Surveillance Apparatus

Adrian Kreutz • Apr 3 2020 • Articles
The expansion hypothesis is verified by the expansion of the Chinese surveillance technology. This threatens liberal democracy through the accumulation of illiberal acts.

Opinion – The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on Central Asia and the South Caucasus

Roie Yellinek • Feb 14 2020 • Articles
Maximizing the benefits of the BRI while minimizing the costs will require an eye to ensuring the well-being of host economies and citizens is properly safeguarded.

African Democratisation and the One China Policy

Bhaso Ndzendze • Jan 24 2020 • Articles
Democratisation and electoral competitiveness in African states has led to a growth in the recognition of China.

Interview – Nayan Chanda

E-International Relations • Sep 5 2019 • Features
Nayan Chanda discusses the US-China trade war, its repercusions, and parallels with US-Japan relations in the 1980s, as well as the current backlash against globalization.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Debt Trap or Soft Power Catalyst?

Daniele Carminati • Sep 1 2019 • Articles
A reassessment of how China wants to present itself to the world should come sooner than later, as it takes a long time to build a trustworthy reputation.

Interview – Jonna Nyman

E-International Relations • May 27 2019 • Features
Jonna Nyman discusses the 'energy security paradox', energy securitisation, her fieldwork in China and current research that seeks to understand security beyond the West.

Can China Link the Belt and Road Initiative by Rail?

Shu Liang (Karl) Yan • Mar 29 2019 • Articles
The CRC has the capacity to leverage its production capacity against international competitors, and the state can thusly help the CRC in ensuring implementation success.

Interview – Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez

E-International Relations • Feb 20 2019 • Features
Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez discusses sovereign debt management in Mexico and Ecuador, causes of the Euro-debt crisis and UK sovereign debt in light of a no-deal Brexit.

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

E-International Relations • Feb 6 2019 • Features
Prof. Ehteshami talks about his latest book on Iran, the MENA region's relationship with East Asia, the impact of sanctions on Iran, and the resurgence of Saudi Arabia.

Can the Maldives Steer Regional Power Politics?

Athaulla A. Rasheed • Jan 30 2019 • Articles
While the Maldives changing behaviour may be under India's influence, there is also more to this story considering the Maldives past independent foreign policy stance.

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