Geostrategic Competition and the “Belt and Road Initiative” in 2019: Containment in an Interconnected World
Almost from its inception in 2013, the People’s Republic of China claimed that the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) was entirely a development project. However, the organisation of political summits around BRI projects and endless repetition of the phrase in China’s most mundane diplomatic meetings has prevented the initiative from seeming anything but a strategic project. If BRI was not conceived as a strategic initiative, its perception has transformed it into one.
Date 09 / 2019