China and the USA in Central Asia: Competing Actors with Different Goals?
Our researcher Dr. Alica Kizeková wrote chapter titled "China and the USA in Central Asia: Competing Actors with Different Goals?" in the book China's Belt and Road Initiative published by Routledge and edited by Alfred Gerstl and Ute Wallenböck.
The contributions to this book demonstrate the requirement of a more realistic view concerning the anticipated economic benefits of the New Silk Road. The contributors critique the strategic effects of China’s opaque long-term grand strategy on the regional and global political order. Specific countries that are covered are Finland, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Poland, and Thailand. Additionally, case studies from South Asia and Africa, notably India and Ethiopia, enable insightful comparisons.
Encouraging readers to critically challenge mainstream interpretations of the aims and impacts of the BRI, this book should interest academics and students from various disciplines including Political Science, International Relations, Political Geography, Sociology, Economics, International Development, and Chinese Studies.