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Questions of economic development, military power projection, political influence, and global economic suzerainty form the backdrop for what is emerging as a global competition centered on the most economically dynamic region of the world—Asia. And infrastructure development is at the center of that contest.

Peter Raymond

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China’s “Hub-and-Spoke” Strategy in the Balkans

| By Heather A. Conley, Jonathan E. Hillman, Donatienne Ruy, and Maesea McCalpin

This report assesses Chinese economic activities in the Western Balkans based on open-source data collected by CSIS and identifies key trends and China’s main avenues of influence.

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Risk, Telecom, and 5G

| By The Bribe, Swindle or Steal Podcast

Barnard College professor Dr. Alex Cooley and Wiley partner Kevin Muhlendorf discuss the risks of corruption in 5G telecom implementation through the lens of international telecommunications scandals.

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Belt, Road, and Beyond

In Fall 2020, CSIS will host a three-day Master’s-level introduction to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The course will explain what the BRI is, what it is not, and how it is impacting commercial and strategic realities on the ground. Course dates to be announced soon.

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Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the world's evolving digital infrastructure competition, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

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Malaysia Delays 5G

Malaysia will have to wait another year before it can roll out 5G services after spectrum allocations were nullified for being in direct conflict with an open and transparent tender ...

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An Open Alliance for Digital Trade

| By Sam duPont

In competing with China, the United States and its democratic allies should place the free flow of data and an open global digital economy at the heart of their strategy.

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Belt, Road, and Beyond

In Fall 2020, CSIS will host a three-day Master’s-level introduction to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The course will explain what the BRI is, what it is ...

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