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The Geopolitics of China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative
ABSTRACT China’s “One Belt, One Road” project is comprised of two components: the Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI) and the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB)—that were announced separately in 2013.
The U.S. Role in the Sino-Japanese Dispute over the Diaoyu (Senkaku) Islands, 1945–1971*
In 1996, the Sino-Japanese conflict over the Diaoyu (Senkaku) Islands intensified to the point where the American mass circulation periodical Time asked: “Will the next Asian war be fought over a few
Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Blues: Powering BRI Research Back on Track to Avoid Choppy Seas
This piece examines and critiques the massive literature on China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It details how research currently seems stuck on the road to nowhere. In addition, it
Chinese MNCs as China’s New Long March: A Review and Critique of the Western Literature
Chinese outward foreign direct investment (COFDI) has captured the imagination of international business academics, journalists, and analysts of Chinese foreign economic policy. While these students
The People’s Republic of China Leadership Transition and its External Relations: Still Searching for Definitive Answers
This article constitutes the introduction to this special issue. It critically reviews the literature on leaders and foreign policy and considers the possibility that leaders might matter more in the
Thinking Hard About Soft Power: A Review and Critique of the Literature on China and Soft Power
Abstract:This article critically reviews the literature on China and soft power. Among other themes, it tackles the conceptualization and operationalization of soft power, measurement of the
Probing China’s Twenty-First-Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI): An Examination of MSRI Narratives
ABSTRACT This article reviews the literature on China’s twenty-first-century Maritime Silk Road initiative (MSRI) to highlight the narratives surrounding it, its central features, its potential
China’s Twenty-First Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia: Political and Economic Contours, Challenges, and Conundrums
This introduction consists of two key parts. The first provides background information on China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI) and delves into its goals and the obstacles China faces in