Security, Trade and the Economy Wu Xiao

Belt and Road Initiative: Understanding China’s Foreign Policy Strategy

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been a contentious topic in international affairs since it was announced by President Xi Jinping in 2013. The mega-project aiming to connect Central Asia, Europe, and Africa via economic trade routes has received mixed responses from the international community for its lofty goals. Despite criticism about the plan’s Read More…

Central Asia Security, Trade and the Economy

Fulcrum of Hegemony: Investment Battle in Sri Lanka Marks Return of US Soft Power Agenda in Asia

Sri Lanka is currently the geopolitical fulcrum between the East and the West. Dominant states in their respective regions have utilized foreign direct investment as a tool of soft power to assert influence in Sri Lanka. Investor states have funded development initiatives, believing the compounded interest of good will, will pay strategic dividends for securing Read More…

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Stavanger 2015—Looking Ahead to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (Pt. 1)

Ian is discussing the major subjects of the upcoming NATO Parliamentary Assembly in a short series.