Nepal is sending mixed signals on whether the new airport in Pokhara is a Belt and Road project. Could it be feeling edgy about BRI's fast-losing...
Japan and India take on G7 and G20 leadership roles in 2023, but they have different post-pandemic priorities that could affect how they tackle the challenges.
A Chinese railroad to Nepal would potentially be a dual-use infrastructure, exacerbating regional tensions and increasing pressure on India.
The Chinese railway project has left Indonesia in a quagmire of mounting costs and missed deadlines. There are also concerns about the railway's profitability.
Japan and Europe share the same perspective on upholding the rules-based order and have been impressed by each other's responses to the war in Ukraine.
The Belt and Road Initiative had been the centerpiece of Xi Jinping's reign. But China's vision for expansion, especially in Africa, seems to be falling apart.
Russia and China have made Africa deeply dependent on them through massive debt, arms supplies, and food security over the decades.
In their inaugural Economic 2+2 meeting, ministers called for fair and transparent development financing for third countries, export controls, and supply chain solutions.
That China is an important stakeholder in Arctic affairs is emerging rapidly and will affect global power politics, far beyond economics, going forward.
Beijing seeks unlimited access to Afghanistan’s mineral wealth and guarantees against interference in its Xinjiang region, forgetting that this neighbor is a different ball game altogether.
Japan and other allies have a stake in continuing their humanitarian and recovery aid to war-torn Afghanistan and cannot leave its mineral riches to the plundering...
The Myanmar army’s shock when the military-backed opposition was utterly defeated is no excuse for its strong-arm tactics taking over the government and violating the rule...