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Title: Why Balancing Towards China is not Effective : Understanding BRI’s Strategic Role
Authors: Paul, Thazhakzhyil Varkey
Keywords: East Asia and Asia Pacific
Country and Region Studies
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Paul, T. V. (2019). Why Balancing Towards China is not Effective : Understanding BRI’s Strategic Role. (RSIS Commentaries, No. 049). RSIS Commentaries. Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
Series/Report no.: RSIS Commentaries, 049-19
Abstract: The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has usually been analysed for its economic and geopolitical importance. There is a third crucial function of BRI − the prevention of military as well as soft balancing coalitions against Beijing by smaller Asian states along with countries such as the US and India. BRI thus is a major instrument in the hands of China in its wedge strategy in the Indo-Pacific.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: open
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