China maintains that its Belt and Road Initiative is an economic initiative that will benefit Southeast Asia, but more transparency is needed if its projects are to succeed in the region.
New Delhi’s current challenge is not about undoing Beijing’s new economic weight in the region. It is about building on its own natural geo-economic advantages in the region.
Rather than forging an alliance against the third corner of the triangle, China and Russia should join forces in building a new regional system at the time when the global order is in transition.
China’s relationship with Africa is becoming increasingly more complex as the country continues to invest and send workers across 54 countries on the continent.
Despite India’s insistence that it shares a political bond with China, the global interests of the two countries are actually very different.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is solidifying relations between the two nations but the project faces multiple security and political challenges.
Whether the growing size and global interdependence of China’s economy is translating into greater Chinese geopolitical influence is one of the most important questions of the twenty-first century.
A meaningful change in China-Latin America relations requires inducing development and sustainable economic ties between the two players, notably through standardized protocols.
Latin America-China relations will change following the commodity bust in the region, but China will need to apply lessons learned in the region to other overseas development initiatives.
The time is ripe for Indonesia, India, and Japan to shed their inhibitions and redouble their efforts to strengthen the foundations of Myanmar’s democracy.