DossierThe New Silk Roads

China is pursuing ambitious plans with its “Belt and Road Initiative”—in Asia and beyond. Long-established as an economic powerhouse, the country along these New Silk Roads is also making a name for itself as a player in development policy. Many observers are already speaking of an alternative era of globalization. The West, however, remains skeptical. The fact is that relations to China shape debates and political action worldwide—reason enough to take a closer look at both the opportunities as well as the risks.

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Analysis | 18.11.2021Is the BRI a One-Way Street?

China’s cultural aid to Africa is asymmetrical, but still poses a real opportunity for growth

Studies | 11/2021Se­cur­ity Policy in the Con­text of the “New Silk Road”

The case of Tajikistan

Policy Papers | 11/2021China’s In­vest­ments in South­ern Europe Are No Threat to the EU

If anything, they merely highlight the deficits in current European policy

Video | 24.11.2020An­other Kind of Glob­al­iz­a­tion

Four questions on the Belt and Road Initiative for Jan Turowski, Head of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung…

Report | 21.06.2021Chinese Mass Tour­ism in Cam­bodia

After a period of rapid growth, COVID-19 and complacency have shocked the industry

Analysis | 02.06.2021Cam­bodia between China and the West

A new era of geopolitical contestation has dawned in Southeast Asia

Analysis | 25.03.2021Belt and Road and the Pan-Asian Rail­way Net­work

The social and environmental impact of the Boten–Vientiane Express Railway in Laos

Interview | 24.03.2021No Battle between Good and Evil

Jan Turowski on China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”

Analysis | 22.03.2021A Fair Deal for China’s “Fa­vour­ite Peri­phery”?

Reconsidering mineral and water resource management strategies within the BRI in Central Asia

Analysis | 12.03.2021From “South-South” Co­oper­a­tion to the New Silk Road

China’s engagement in Latin America

Interview | 11.03.2021“We Must Trans­ition from Dirty Coal to Re­new­able En­ergy”

Activist Pius Ginting looks at the impact of Chinese investments in Indonesia