Southeast Asia is central to the BRI and China’s global ambitions. But China is recently encountering headwinds as countries in the region are re-evaluating their relationship with China and seeking alternatives. As Insa Ewert writes, while dependence on Chinese financing remains an issue for some, recent developments could also improve projects and conditions for recipient countries.
Speaker Interview – Dr. Alessandro Arduino, Co-Director of the Security and Crisis Management Program, Shanghai Academy of Social Science
Dr. Alessandro Arduino tells YCW about the role of private security companies in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the security hotspots on the horizon, and his new book, “China’s Private Army: Protecting the New Silk Road.”
Views from the Ground: The Doklam Standoff and Sino-Indian Relations
In our third edition of Views From the Ground, we reached out to two YCW chapters for their perspectives on the current state of relations between two of the world’s emerging powers.
Partner Post – A New Great Game in Russia’s Backyard
The joint statement on linking the Eurasian Economic Union and Silk Road Economic Belt was signed more than one year ago. Since then, cooperation hasn’t produced much except hot air. Vita Spivak weighs in on the lack of real partnership between Moscow and Beijing in this new YCW Partner Post.