Belt and Road Initiative

Assessing Securitization: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Katja Banik and Jan Lüdert • Oct 4 2020 • Articles

As the Belt and Road Initiative unfolds, illusions underlying prevailing ideologies must be bridged by moving towards a global governance based on human values.

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.

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