Following Sri Lanka, Pakistan is rapidly accumulating billions of dollars of Chinese debt under the Belt and Road Initiative. This paper argues that that initiative’s disregard for the economic viability of projects and the domestic limitations of countries like Sri Lanka and Pakistan have both external and internal ramifications for the recipient countries.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: The Way to the Modern Silk Road and the Perils of Overdependence
Abdur Rehman Shah is a Research Associate at the Center for Research and Security Studies, Islamabad. He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the School of International and Public Affairs, Jilin University, China. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Abdur Rehman Shah; China’s Belt and Road Initiative: The Way to the Modern Silk Road and the Perils of Overdependence. Asian Survey 1 June 2019; 59 (3): 407–428. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.3.407
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