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Why Biden’s IPEF Is Not Enough to Counter China

The IPEF is limited as a tool for U.S. regional trade integration in the absence of U.S. market access or tariff liberalization.

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The BRICS Show Resilience Amid Global Tumult

BRICS countries could develop an alternative to the U.S. dollar-based global financial system.

/ July 6, 2022
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China is the Big Winner of the Ukraine War

The primary economic and strategic beneficiary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine will be China.

/ July 5, 2022
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The Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit: Slowed by Political Bottlenecks

The Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit is both political and deeply embedded into global and local social structures.

/ July 5, 2022
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Pakistan Needs to Adjust to a New Normal in Relations with China

China-Pakistan relations are being tested by the U.S.-China rivalry, economic and political instability in Pakistan, and terrorism.

/ June 5, 2022
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Kenya and Pakistan Experiences Show China Offers No Shortcut to Development

Kenya and Pakistan showcase why democratic governments in the developing world have partnered with China to build their hard infrastructure.

/ May 23, 2022
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Mombasa Port Takeover? Misreading the China-Kenya Standard Gauge Railway Contracts

The Chinese debt trap diplomacy fear continues to fail the test of evidence.

/ May 18, 2022
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Chinese Overseas Energy Development Financing Falls to Zero in 2021

In 2021, for the first time in two decades, China Development Bank and China EXIM Bank did not make any new energy financing commitments.

/ March 16, 2022
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What Does China Make of the Unrest in Kazakhstan?

Xi surely has been watching events on his energy-rich neighbor’s territory closely.

/ January 14, 2022
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The Gwadar Protests Should Be a Wakeup Call for Islamabad

The people of Gwadar are now making themselves heard.

/ December 20, 2021