The “One Belt, One Road” – Strategic Implications of a Chinese Infrastructure Network in Eurasia Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 3, Autumn 2015
China’s “One Belt, One Road” project, also known as the “New Silk Road”, aims to create a vast infrastructure network connecting three continents, with China playing the central role.
It constitutes a central element of Beijing’s regional diplomatic strategy and will be used as a laboratory for a future new Asian order. It has been presented as a purely economic initiative, yet this project has an underlying strategic side to it that aims to weaken America’s presence in Asia.
Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 3, Autumn 2015