Issue BriefMay 30, 2023
China’s subsea-cable power in the Middle East and North Africa
By Dale Aluf
Dale Aluf analyzes China's campaign to make countries in the region more dependent on Chinese networks, while reducing its own dependence on foreign cables. China’s growing presence in the Middle East and North Africa’s cable industry is significant because Beijing has the power to shape the route of global internet traffic by determining when, where, and how to build cables.
New AtlanticistApr 14, 2023
What the Lula-Xi partnership means for the world
By Atlantic Council experts
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Chinese leader Xi Jinping just met in Beijing, but it is who else came on the visit that reveals big changes ahead for the two countries and the world.
New AtlanticistMar 30, 2023
Experts react: Your guide to the Taiwanese president’s trip to the US and Central America
By Atlantic Council experts
President Tsai Ing-wen's trip comes as US tensions with China are nearing a boiling point, and Taiwan is hustling to hang on to its allies in Latin America.
New AtlanticistFeb 22, 2023
China and private lenders are blocking a solution to the global debt crisis. The G20 must step in.
By Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark
The international community must apply pressure so that China and private-sector lenders join in facilitating a collective haircut that includes all lenders.
Issue BriefFeb 15, 2023
Full throttle in neutral: China’s new security architecture for the Middle East
By Tuvia Gering
This report addresses two widely held beliefs about the nature of China’s engagement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that ought to be revisited in light of notable developments. First, while it is widely assumed that Beijing’s interests in the region are limited to energy security and economic ties, this report will show how cooperation has […]
ReportJan 20, 2023
China and the new globalization
By Franklin D. Kramer
The unitary globalized economy no longer exists. Driven in significant part by security considerations, a new and more diverse globalization is both required and being built. The transition is ongoing, and its final form is yet to be determined.
China-MENA PodcastDec 21, 2022
China-Global South Relations
By Atlantic Council
Lina Benabdallah joins us to discuss China's influence in the Global South, why China is viewed positively by African countries, how it gained positive impressions from Africans, and the implications on the global stage.
New AtlanticistDec 19, 2022
As China’s influence grows, Biden needs to supercharge trade with Ecuador
By Isabel Chiriboga
Monday's White House meeting between Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso and US President Joe Biden is a golden opportunity to push mutually beneficial trade talks.
ReportDec 16, 2022
Global China in Africa: Documenting Indian perspectives from Ghana
By Veda Vaidyanathan and Arhin Acheampong
Partly due to the lack of alternative options, China is quickly becoming a partner of choice, and several African countries are keen to explore the many possibilities of working together.