In Turkey, a Battle Over Infrastructure Could Shape the Next Presidential Race
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive to build a new canal to bypass the Bosphorus faces a formidable opponent: Istanbul mayor and likely presidential contender Ekrem Imamoglu.
China and India Are Fighting Over Nepal’s Railways
The mountain state has just 18 miles of track. Beijing and New Delhi are keen to change that.
Belt and Road Tests China’s Image in Pakistan
As China’s presence in Pakistan grows, the countries’ special relationship could be strained.
Will Balochistan Blow Up China’s Belt and Road?
Violence in the Pakistani province is on the rise—and now Chinese nationals are the target.
China’s Provinces Can’t Afford Beijing’s Development Plans
Rising local debt is making the Chinese economy even more fragile.
Hitler Loved Speed Limits
Germany’s unregulated highways might be the most irrational aspect of its modern identity—but you can’t blame it on the Führer.
Beijing Is Foisting a White Elephant on Hong Kong
The massive Greater Bay Area project is about China's needs, not Hong Kongers.
Will Djibouti Become Latest Country to Fall Into China’s Debt Trap?
The African country houses a key U.S. military base, making it a particular concern for Washington.
Erdogan’s Flying Carpet
Istanbul’s massive new airport fits with Turkey’s grand neo-Ottoman ambitions, but it may be too big for its own good.