13 March 2019 As China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) reaches its fifth year, tales of corruption are plaguing the scheme. The BRI has focused on...

AFRICA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES 22 March 2019 by PAUL NANTULYA China’s Belt and Road Initiative forges intertwining economic, political, and...

BLOOMBERG 12 March 2019 by HELENE FOUQUET French president begins three-day visit to East Africa China has ramped up presence in region with troops...

REUTERS 12 March 2019 by JOHN IRISH France’s President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the presentation of the Simone Veil prize, at...

CNN 5 March 2019 by BEN WESTCOTT The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has grown and modernized rapidly since China reopened to the world in the 1980s, but under Xi that pace has accelerated with a focus on fighting and winning future wars. Xi has also embarked on a massive internal reorganization of the PLA, streamlining the organization...

QUARTZ AFRICA 28 February 2019 by ABDI LATIF DAHIR Everyone wants to be in Djibouti It’s been exactly a year since the Dubai-based port operator DP...

21 February 2019 China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is undergoing its most extensive reform in thirty years. Combined with China’s expansionist...

NEWS.COM.AU 24 February 2019 by JAMIE SEIDEL Beijing’s not just keen to annex the South China Sea and Taiwan — it has its eyes set on whole other island...

THE NATIONAL INTEREST 17 February 2019 by MOLLIE SALTSKOG AND COLIN P. CLARKE Beijing’s international pipeline networks are exposed to various dangers. China’s...

THE ARAB WEEKLY 17 February 2019 If China is going to fill the power vacuum created by American detachment from the region, it will represent an important...