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Gwadar Attack Highlights Risks to Belt and Road’s CPEC

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An attack on a luxury hotel by Baloch separatists has brought the risks imperiling the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) into sharp relief.

Malaysia Renegotiation Hints at New Face of Belt and Road

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In agreeing to renegotiate the terms of Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link, Beijing might be signaling a new approach to its Belt and Road projects.

China in Europe: Does the New Silk Road Go Both Ways?

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European leaders are beginning to diverge on the matter of how to handle relations with the second largest economy in the world.

Backgrounder: Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

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The crown jewel in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Gwadar port is a potential game-changer for regional trade flows. But the project is not without its risks.

Backgrounder: Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu Port

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Will Kyaukpyu Port take its place among other One Belt One Road megaprojects like Gwadar and Hambantota?

Backgrounder: Iran’s Chabahar Port

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Examining the geopolitical ramifications of Chabahar port, India’s first major foray into regional connectivity projects.

The Great Game Revived: Pakistan’s Interests in Afghanistan

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With a US pullout likely, regional players are scrambling to shore up their long-term interests in Afghanistan. This article examines the military and economic objectives driving Pakistan’s foreign policy there.

PNG Naval Base: The Quad Leans into China’s Belt and Road in the Indo-Pacific

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The United States and Australia will cooperate to develop a strategic deep-water naval base on PNG, signaling a renewed desire to counter China’s charm offensive in Australia’s backyard.

China’s Empire of Debt

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Chinese investment has rejuvenated some developing countries and left others locked in a spiral of unsustainable debt.

Djibouti’s Attempts to Vanquish Dubai Ports Operator Spells Trouble for Washington

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If Doraleh port goes the way of Hambantota in Sri Lanka and is ceded to China for non-payment of debt, the United States sprawling Camp Lemonnier could be rendered militarily unviable.

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