International Security & Foreign Policy

Understanding Pushback Against China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Grant Year: 2021


Edward Lemon and Bradley Jardine will research and write a book assessing the nature and extent of resentment against China’s increasing economic presence in Central Asia and explore how the United States might respond to those developments. They will analyze Chinese-language sources, including company documents and bond prospectuses; examine Russian-language news reports from local media; and conduct interviews in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, particularly with individuals who have firsthand experience with projects in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs International Security & Foreign Policy

$139,700