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Africa’s Strong Presence at China’s Belt & Road Forum

Five of the 24 heads of state who attended this week's Belt and Road Forum in Beijing were from African countries, highlighting the prominent role the continent played at the event. Many of the themes ...

Can’t Be Ambiguous and Mediate: The Limits of China’s Involvement in Israel-Palestine

By Felix Brender 王哲謙 and Lukas Fiala Invigorated by having kicked the Saudi-Iranian deal over the finish line earlier this year, China had initially tried to appear neutral and present itself as a potential mediator in the most recent escalation in violence between Israelis ...

China’s Belt & Road Checks May Get Smaller, But Indonesia Can Still Get Plenty

After complaints surrounding debt and environmental woes, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is finally changing. At the Belt and Road Forum this week, China announced that the BRI will now be “Small but Smart”, aiming to fund smaller-sized projects that are greener.  ...