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Marlena Luhr

One Belt, One Road: From Dream to Reality?

Although the Silk Road Fund has been well financed, many of the infrastructure projects have met significant obstacles. Will China see this aspiration of regional trading unity become a reality? China has made the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative a top economic priority, and while it has fostered uncertainty for the Washington-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),…

Can China Seize the Sea?

China’s construction of artificial structures in the South China Sea in an attempt to solidify nautical sovereignty claims has heightened tensions in the South East Asian region. The verdict of the United Nation’s Arbitration decision due tomorrow, July 12, but many countries have already taken their own steps to maintain territorial claims, including the reopening of U.S. arms…

A Tale of Two Ukraines

As the conflict in Ukraine wages on, the United States, European Union, and China are all reacting distinctively to the crisis as they alter their relationships and interactions with Russia. These behaviors are changing the international roles of these actors with longstanding implications in the global arena.

One Belt, One Road, One Asia?

As China’s GDP growth slows, its proposed One Belt, One Road Initiative—part economic stimulus, part foreign policy strategy—has the potential to change the balance of Asia’s geopolitical and economic environment, with global implications.

One Belt, One Road: From Dream to Reality?

Although the Silk Road Fund has been well financed, many of the infrastructure projects have met significant obstacles. Will China see this aspiration of regional trading unity become a reality? China has made the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative a top economic priority, and while it has fostered uncertainty for the Washington-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),…

Can China Seize the Sea?

China’s construction of artificial structures in the South China Sea in an attempt to solidify nautical sovereignty claims has heightened tensions in the South East Asian region. The verdict of the United Nation’s Arbitration decision due tomorrow, July 12, but many countries have already taken their own steps to maintain territorial claims, including the reopening of U.S. arms…

A Tale of Two Ukraines

As the conflict in Ukraine wages on, the United States, European Union, and China are all reacting distinctively to the crisis as they alter their relationships and interactions with Russia. These behaviors are changing the international roles of these actors with longstanding implications in the global arena.

One Belt, One Road, One Asia?

As China’s GDP growth slows, its proposed One Belt, One Road Initiative—part economic stimulus, part foreign policy strategy—has the potential to change the balance of Asia’s geopolitical and economic environment, with global implications.