29 episodes

A podcast that covers the latest news, research and analysis of China's growing presence in the developing world.

The Belt and Road Podcast Erik Myxter-iino and Juliet Lu

    • Social Sciences
    • 5.0, 16 Ratings

A podcast that covers the latest news, research and analysis of China's growing presence in the developing world.

    The Complexities of a Chinese Dam Project in Ghana - Dr. Xiao Han

    The Complexities of a Chinese Dam Project in Ghana - Dr. Xiao Han

    On this episode, Erik speaks with Dr. Xiao Han on her latest work co-authored by Michael Webber - “From Chinese dam building in Africa to the Belt and Road Initiative: Assembling infrastructure projects and their linkages" that was published in the 77th...

    • 38 min
    Trans-Himalayan Power Corridors - A Grounded Analysis of Nepal/China relations - Dr. Galen Murton

    Trans-Himalayan Power Corridors - A Grounded Analysis of Nepal/China relations - Dr. Galen Murton

    On this episode, Erik and Juliet speak with Dr. Galen Murton - Assitant Professor at the School of Integrated Sciences at James Madison University - about two of his recent papers featured in the journal of Political Geography 1) “Trans-Himalayan Power...

    • 44 min
    Connectivity in the time of COVID-19: Johan van de Ven on BRI Country Responses

    Connectivity in the time of COVID-19: Johan van de Ven on BRI Country Responses

    In the rapidly evolving context of a world impacted by the novel corona virus, Johan van de Ven discusses travel bans, material aid and donations, and border restrictions between China and Belt and Road Initiative partner countries. He focuses...

    • 29 min
    Protests & Diplomacy in Central Asia: shifting roles of China, Russia, and Europe

    Protests & Diplomacy in Central Asia: shifting roles of China, Russia, and Europe

    Oyuna Baldakova, a PhD Candidate at the Free University of Berlin, shares her research on Chinese investment and Belt and Road developments in Russia (Lake Baikal, Siberia) and Central Asia. She explores how conflicting interests among local elites and...

    • 31 min
    Cross-Continental Connections: Disconnects and Mismatches along the China-Europe Freight Train Initiative

    Cross-Continental Connections: Disconnects and Mismatches along the China-Europe Freight Train Initiative

    Prof. Dr. Linda Tjia explains the costs and benefits, the links and disconnects, and the domestic and global implications of the China-Europe Freight Train Initiative which connects multiple areas of Western China through Central Asia all the way to...

    • 37 min
    China and the Taming of the Mighty Mekong - Brian Eyler

    China and the Taming of the Mighty Mekong - Brian Eyler

    Juliet discusses the book "Last Days of the Mighty Mekong" with author Brian Eyler, Senior Fellow and Director of The Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia Program. Brian shares insights into the development politics of China's (and other countries')...

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Nicola Licata ,

Excellent resource!

Really great guests and research all packaged in an accessible way. Very nuanced discussions that add high value to the work on BRI!

WalnutFerguson ,

Fantastic

In the short time since its debut, this podcast has already proven to be the most in-depth, informative, and insightful podcast on the belt & road initiative out there today. I hope Erik Myxter-Iino—a rising star in his field—continues to build this podcast into something special.

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