China’s Belt and Road Initiative Is a Mess, Not a Master Plan
China’s Belt and Road Initiative Is a Mess...
Lee Jones is a reader in international politics at Queen Mary University of London. He is the co-author, with Shahar Hameiri, of the research paper titled “Debunking the Myth of ‘Debt Trap Diplomacy’: How Recipient Countries Shape China’s Belt and Road Initiative.”
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