By John Ashley |
Italy recently made the news with the announcement that it had decided to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), making it the first G7 nation to do so. The BRI has become one of China’s signature foreign policy and economic initiatives. Many states in Central and South Asia, as well as some in Africa,…
By Emma Robinson |
China’s central government is driving a massive innovation campaign. This has the potential to rapidly transition China from a cheap goods manufacturer to a technological powerhouse. It could also fail miserably.
By Steven Macey |
As the UK leaves the EU, there are underexplored implications for the UK’s international development policy, with Brexit providing an opportunity for the UK to reduce trade barriers with developing countries and develop a progressive unified trade and development policy.
As the US increasingly vacates its leadership role within international institutions, China seeks to fill the gap through regional institutions it dominates. This implies potential shifts in how multilateralism is practiced.
By Adam Ratzlaff |
Although the Trump administration pays little attention to the Americas outside of U.S. concerns with the “Troika of Tyranny,” the administration is taking a stance against immigration from the region into the United States and at combatting Chinese influence in the region. On December 18, 2018, President Trump announced a $5.8 billion aid package to…
By Connor Collins |
The 21st Century has seen an explosion in the growth of Chinese foreign investment. The Middle Kingdom is spending billions of dollars internationally in an effort to gain geopolitical favor and clout among the international community. China’s foreign spending came to preeminence with the announcement of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive program…
By Cameron McCord |
China’s influence continues to spread closer to America’s borders, having now reached Central America. If the United States is not vigilant, it risks losing decades of democratic progress and carefully cultivated strategic relationships. China’s ambitions reach much further than common media narratives suggest, with a rapidly expanding international development agenda looking well beyond the South…