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U.S. and China Compete for Influence in the Indo-Pacific Region

Competition for leadership in the Indo-Pacific is poised to intensify as U.S. reengagement in the region continues.

/ August 12, 2022
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Uzbekistan Confirms Plans for New Railway From China Via Kyrgystan

The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway would offer China and Central Asian countries a route to Europe bypassing Russia.

/ August 8, 2022
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China Debt: A Problem for Tajikistan

Shrouded in secrecy, 60% of Tajikistan's external debt is owed to the Export-Import Bank of China.

/ July 22, 2022
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Here’s Why China Is Unlikely to Claim Ownership of the Moon

Instead of claiming ownership over the entire moon, China could try to establish de facto control over parts of it through "salami slicing."

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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