In this episode, Dr. Jon Alterman joins us to discuss China’s growing ties to the Middle East and North Africa region, including Chinese geopolitical and economic interests as well as investment. Dr. Alterman analyzes how China has used the Belt and Road Initiative and high-level state visits to deepen its relationships with countries in the region. He also touches on the efficacy of China’s attempt to stay out of the region’s political disputes moving forward.
In this episode, Mr. Alexander Gabuev joins us to discuss recent developments in China’s relations with Russia and the future trajectory of Sino-Russian ties. He analyzes the ways in which Beijing and Moscow have increased strategic and diplomatic cooperation to further their respective national and geopolitical objectives. Mr. Gabuev also addresses areas of disagreement in the relationship and challenges faced by both parties as they continue to deepen bilateral ties in the face of mounting security and economic pressures.
In this episode, Theresa Fallon joins us to discuss China’s evolving relationship with the European Union. Ms. Fallon assesses the outcomes of China’s recent and ongoing engagements in the region, including the Belt and Road Initiative. She also analyzes the impact of the Trump administration and US-China trade war on China-EU ties.
In this episode, Professor Theresa Sabonis-Helf joins us to discuss China’s economic and diplomatic push into Central Asia and the implications for the region. We assess the impact of this push on Chinese-Russian relations and explore what role the United States should play in Central Asia.
In this episode, Evan Feigenbaum joins us to discuss the evolution of two Asias: security Asia and economic Asia. We discuss these trends and their implications for future development and power dynamics in the region. We examine China’s role in each sphere, and how it might shape the region in the years to come.
Proposition: There is a growing risk of war between the U.S. and China
Proposition: The Belt and Road Initiative will achieve China’s desired strategic and economic gains
In this episode, Professor Michael Raska joins us to discuss the history of Chinese arms exports and its use as a policy tool.