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Happy Birthday, B3W! We Have Some Questions.

Very few noticed, but June 12 saw an important milestone: the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative. The plan drew on two kinds of connectivity. First, it was linked with Biden’s ...

Building a Shared Future for All Life Along the Belt and Road Initiative

By Rebecca Ray This Sunday, May 22, marks International Day for Biological Diversity, and this year the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has chosen a theme of “building a shared future for all life.” China’s role ...

New Insights on How BRI Funding is Changing

Several recently-published research projects added crucial new insights on Chinese lending patterns in Africa. The findings of two of these projects were unpacked by the researchers. These discussions are now available on YouTube. Key Highlights From Recent Webinars on Chinese Lending

U.S. Senator’s Widely-Held Misunderstanding of the U.S. Response to Chinese Development Financing in Africa

For some reason, the Foreign Policy Association last week published a 2020 clip of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine explaining how the U.S. planned to compete with China in development finance in Africa:

State of the BRI and the Messy Politics of a “Just Climate Transition”

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is undergoing some dramatic changes as Beijing pulls back on the massive loans that once defined it as the government is now forced to channel more funds domestically to bolster the country's slowing economy.

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

What Will U.S. Diplomats Talk About Now?

After knowing for weeks that the end of Roe v Wade was coming, its official end was still a shock.

As an outsider, I worried about my American friends and the countless poor, black, brown, and LGBT+ Americans that will suffer the effects of this decision.

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Pakistan’s Constitutional Crisis Complicates China’s Position in the Region

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan is out, after losing a last-minute no-confidence vote in the country’s parliament on April 9. This follows a dramatic week of maneuvering to avoid the vote, which Khan has blamed on a “foreign conspiracy” of traitors and U.S. ...

Experts React to China’s New Green BRI Guidelines

The Chinese government is trying to make the Belt and Road Initiative greener, with a new set of guidelines for overseas projects released last week by the powerful National Development and Reform Commission. But how will these new guidelines affect Chinese infrastructure projects around the ...

New Guidelines Puts Green Development at the Heart of the BRI

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the most powerful state body overseeing economic planning, released a new set of guidelines on Monday that will shape the Belt and Road Initiative over the next decade. These guidelines put green development at ...

New Chinese-Built Internet Cable Lands in Seychelles

The Chinese-built Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) sub-sea internet cable has now been extended to the African island nation of Seychelles. President Wavel Ramkalawan (photo) and Ambassador Guo Wei led a ceremony last week to mark the cable's landing in the Indian ...

The Only Way is South

Earlier this week, we highlighted a tweet from the Africa News journalist Ronald Kato: “Can safely argue at this point that the recent EU-Africa summit was a waste of time. The Global Gway is dead.”
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