Outside national capitals, Chinese players are engaging local actors, from mayors, to community groups, to faith-based organizations in dynamic ways. This, in turn, is both entrenching China’s influence and compelling Chinese actors to adapt to and meet local demands.
The conflict in Ukraine is exacerbating an already poor economic situation in Tunisia.
The proposal aims to produce high and sustained growth to get the country back on track after slowdowns that preceded the coronavirus pandemic.
Three targeted recommendations would help transform the military economy in Egypt.
Egyptian military agencies and companies provide significant economic benefits, but both their achievements and their shortcomings point to the need to reconsider their business model and role in the civilian economy.
A lively discussion of powerful similarities and intriguing differences across four regions—Southeast Asia, Latin America, Central Asia, and South Asia—and what can be learned by comparing local strategies and Chinese responses around infrastructure, investment, and training.
Tourism and manufacturing are rebounding after coronavirus-related disruptions, but the recovery is fragile.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
A global rethink of supply chains means that some economies will have opportunities to attract investment, build out new industries, and diversify their growth drivers. Taiwan is positioned to benefit from these shifts, but requires policy changes and technology investments to fully take advantage.
While this Chinese engagement in South Asia often targets the needs of specific countries, even states with relatively robust state institutions and civil society struggle to grapple with the implications of China’s expanded footprint.