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Belt and road initiative
May 08, 2018

Belt and road initiative

Cherry-pick the BRI and look for business opportunities that can be fruitfully exploited

Assessing the Belt and Road Initiative
May 02, 2019

Assessing the Belt and Road Initiative

We should not play down the geopolitical consequences of the Chinese-led globalization that BRI v.2.0 represents.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative at a crucial juncture
Aug 25, 2023

China’s Belt and Road Initiative at a crucial juncture

With US-China rivalry and concerns over the long-term viability of the BRI growing, the third Belt and Road Forum will have much to manoeuvre should i

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Energy Sector: Progress, Direction, and Trends
Dec 05, 2023

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Energy Sector: Progress, Direction, and Trends

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is central to the country’s ambitious policy reorientation. The energy sector accounts for nearly 40 percent of all investments under the BRI, with significant geostrategic and geoeconomic implications. In recent years, China has adopted a “greening the BRI” strategy, emphasising green energy projects. This brief analyses China’s BRI investments in the energy sector to establish the potential trend

China’s belt and road initiative: Implications in Africa
May 10, 2023

China’s belt and road initiative: Implications in Africa

Over the last two decades, China has established a significant economic presence in most African countries. Its lucrative economic investment package, flexible political approach, and focused big-ticket development projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) provide an ostensibly massive opportunity to African countries. However, the unilateral nature of the initiative, the lack of transparency and accountability to African countries, and t

Decision to boycott Belt and Road Initiative Forum is one of the biggest Indian foreign policy risks
May 18, 2017

Decision to boycott Belt and Road Initiative Forum is one of the biggest Indian foreign policy risks

The Narendra Modi government's decision to boycott the Belt and Road Initiative Forum in China constitutes one of the three biggest Indian foreign policy risks in recent memory.

The Belt and Road Initiative: A true win-win situation or a double win for China?
Nov 24, 2021

The Belt and Road Initiative: A true win-win situation or a double win for China?

BRI has so far only contributed to the rise of GHGs and not to the GDP of the host countries. Is China accruing economic benefits while exporting carb

A Chinese re-adjustment on BRI?
Apr 30, 2019

A Chinese re-adjustment on BRI?

For the moment, it is Southeast Asia and Central Asia that are at the centre of BRI and that have embraced the project wholeheartedly

A new nuclear age in South Asia?
Jan 07, 2022

A new nuclear age in South Asia?

South Asia is deeply impacted by the disruption in the balance of the current global nuclear order due to the growing power rivalry and advancement in

As American influence wanes, China courts Latin America with unrelenting soft power
Dec 06, 2017

As American influence wanes, China courts Latin America with unrelenting soft power

Gone are the days, when Latin America used to be an insignificant region for China, over fears of antagonising the US. Today, Latin America has outpac

Brewing apprehensions: Bangladesh watchful of Taliban
Sep 09, 2021

Brewing apprehensions: Bangladesh watchful of Taliban

How will the takeover by the Taliban affect Bangladesh and will we see a strong resurgence of Taliban-inspired Islamist outfits?

BRI in Nepal: An Appraisal
Jun 10, 2024

BRI in Nepal: An Appraisal

Nepal signed the framework agreement of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with China in May 2017. Of the initial 35 projects that Nepal had proposed, the final number eventually came down to nine. Seven years later, none of the BRI projects have been completed. In 2023, the tenth year of the BRI, controversies surrounding China’s attempt to co-opt even ‘non-BRI’ projects under the framework, and Nepal’s efforts to secure more grants inst

BRI: A perspective on China's 100 year march
May 29, 2017

BRI: A perspective on China's 100 year march

The BRI initiative sits perfectly to balance two strategic objectives by leveraging China’s economic might and using it as in instrument to advance

BRICS and BRI: China Aims for Strategic Alignment
Aug 17, 2023

BRICS and BRI: China Aims for Strategic Alignment

China has twice broached the matter of expanding the membership of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa): first, at the 2017 Xiamen Summit, and again, more recently, at the 14th BRICS Leaders’ Meeting in June 2022 convened virtually under the chairmanship of Beijing. With China and India locked in a stalemate along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Chinese proposal has raised concerns in New Delhi. This brief examine

Building up connections in Central Asia
Jan 27, 2022

Building up connections in Central Asia

Since 1991, New Delhi's ties with the Central Asian countries have developed slowly despite a shared culture and trade links via the ancient Silk Road

China and the US push in West Asia
Jan 20, 2020

China and the US push in West Asia

Beijing's expanding footprint in this oil-rich region has set the stage for a competition with Washington

China in Latin America: A rising power’s forays into US backyard
Jan 12, 2018

China in Latin America: A rising power’s forays into US backyard

China, a late entrant in Latin America, has now emerged as the region’s major economic partner. Bilateral trade between the two stands today at more than USD 200 billion. By augmenting investments and trade in Latin America, Beijing has managed to project itself as an alternative to the United States, which had previously enjoyed overarching influence in the region. The US’ inability to lead Latin America into a path of sustainable econ

China's BRI forum: Pursuing change from within
May 03, 2017

China's BRI forum: Pursuing change from within

China expects to sign BRI agreements with nearly 20 countries and more than 20 international organisations at the forum.

China's conduct and the logic of power
Jul 24, 2017

China's conduct and the logic of power

China’s growing economic footprint around the world is being followed by its military footprint — a reality of great power politics.

China, a ‘want-to-be’ superpower
Mar 26, 2024

China, a ‘want-to-be’ superpower

Other than dangling a cheque book, Beijing seems risk averse and has few answers to long-standing geopolitical flashpoints

China, Africa, and the geopolitics of lithium
Nov 09, 2023

China, Africa, and the geopolitics of lithium

The course of the global energy transition may be determined by the effectiveness of Africa’s lithium exploration negotiations with China

China-Nepal military relations: Risks and opportunities for India
Apr 20, 2024

China-Nepal military relations: Risks and opportunities for India

The recent visits by Chinese military delegations to Nepal suggest a deepening of China's engagement in the region, which could have implications for

China’s BRI in doldrums: Multilateralism to the rescue?
Oct 10, 2018

China’s BRI in doldrums: Multilateralism to the rescue?

As the challenges facing China’s BRI multiply, the initiative’s links to international financial institutions, such as the World Bank and the AIIB

China’s course correction
Apr 30, 2019

China’s course correction

Tweaking BRI policy to allay fears of reluctant countries

China’s green promise in Africa: The case of Zimbabwe’s Sengwa coal power plant
Jun 09, 2020

China’s green promise in Africa: The case of Zimbabwe’s Sengwa coal power plant

China should be urged to respect its international obligations to reduce green emissions while the Zimbabwean government must be encouraged to be a re

China’s one belt one road project is paving its way into Europe
May 15, 2017

China’s one belt one road project is paving its way into Europe

China wants to move its manufacturing up the value chain to become a producer and exporter of high-value goods, for which Europe can be the best market.

China’s rise and its challenges
Oct 14, 2019

China’s rise and its challenges

For China, it is the problems in what it considers to be its core interests which are becoming difficult to handle.

Chinese BRI ambitions in Europe hinge on the Caucasus
May 02, 2024

Chinese BRI ambitions in Europe hinge on the Caucasus

The EU must capitalise on TITR’s development to assert its position as a dominant geoeconomic power in the region and curb China’s influence.

Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview
Feb 15, 2024

Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview

Since the onset of the twenty-first century, China has employed various instruments of exchange diplomacy to overcome its historical 'century of humiliation’ and realise its 'Middle Kingdom’ dream. Riding on the platform of the Belt and Road Initiative, China has leveraged its strong economy and large human resources through tourism, education, and sister-city arrangements to strengthen people-to-people contact between its citizens, diaspora,

Constrained capital: Paving the path for infrastructure investments in India and other emerging economies
Dec 18, 2018

Constrained capital: Paving the path for infrastructure investments in India and other emerging economies

Policy influencers and diplomats will have to find a way to market private investments in an appealing manner for all stakeholders involved.

Cornered by the Quad?
Mar 01, 2018

Cornered by the Quad?

The biggest concern about the BRI is that it is a means of cementing Chinese economic hegemony and, in the process, challenges the foundations of the extant liberal economic order.

COVID-19 crises: Northeast India and the Sikkimese miracle
May 02, 2020

COVID-19 crises: Northeast India and the Sikkimese miracle

It is imperative that the Northeastern region be a major catalyst for India’s foreign policy in the immediate Southeast Asian neighbourhood.