In this episode, Dr. Justyna Szczudlik joins us to discuss China’s attempts to increase engagement with five Balkan states and eleven EU nations through the 16+1 mechanism. Dr. Szczudlik explains China’s motives for establishing the mechanism and how 16+1 relates to the Belt and Road Initiative. She also assesses how different countries in Central and Eastern Europe view China and the China-Poland relationship in particular.
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, Duncan Innes-Ker joins us to discuss China’s standing among BRICS nations and the outcomes of the 10th BRICS summit. Mr. Innes-Ker touches on areas of potential cooperation amidst great variation in member states’ political and economic systems, as well as China’s past, present, and future role in the group.
In this episode, Dr. Alexander Cooley joins us to discuss the history and focus of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), as well as China’s evolving role in the organization. Touching upon the member states’ interests, Dr. Cooley analyzes the potential areas of cooperation and conflict between China and the rest of the SCO’s members, especially Russia.
In this episode, Dan Rosen joins us to discuss the US and Chinese positions on the bilateral trade relationship. We unpack both sides’ demands, including Chinese requests for the US to lift restrictions on high-technology transfer and support market economic status for China, and US requests for China to end forced technology transfer and provide subsidies to Chinese companies. Mr. Rosen describes what a potential deal could look like.
In this episode, Dr. Marc Lanteigne joins us to discuss China’s increasing diplomatic and scientific activity in the Arctic. He explains Beijing’s White Paper on the Arctic and what it means for Chinese ambitions. We also explore the implications for other countries with interests in the Arctic.
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.
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Erica Downs and Dr. Jeffrey Becker to discuss the recent opening of China’s military facility in Djibouti and its implications for Chinese foreign policy and strategy.