Foreign policy

The Belt and Road Initiative: what is in it for China?

China’s outbound investment exceeded inbound investment for the first time in 2015. In years leading up this transition, a maturing demographic transition...

Three turns in the evolution of China–Russia presidential pseudo‐alliance

The unique quality of relations between Russia and China cannot be captured by the term “partnership,” but the development of high‐level ties does not...

The Pacific islands in the twenty‐first century

Editorial for the APPS Special Issue The Pacific islands in the twenty-first century

The Complex Interdependence of China's Belt and Road Initiative in the Philippines

Complex interdependence refers to the multiple channels of interaction and agenda in interstate relations, which involve domestic (public and private)...

Organizational culture and public diplomacy in the digital sphere: The case of South Korea

Digital diplomacy is the latest technological advance to push change in diplomatic practice. It relates to the application of digital technologies,...

Bumping, precedents, and de‐escalation in South China Sea: options for the United States and China

The article departs from a much needed clarification about the 2 overlapping conflicts in South China Sea: sovereignty dispute between China and ASEAN...

'Japan is back': autonomy and balancing amidst an unstable China–U.S.–Japan triangle

Japan’s security policy has changed dramatically in recent years. The country balances harder against China, and its armed forces are increasingly...

France and the Blue Pacific

Under the concept of the ‘Blue Pacific’, island nations are placing increased priority on the oceans, seeking to integrate policy on climate change,...

'An example for corporate social responsibility': British American Tobacco's response to criticism of its Myanmar subsidiary, 1999–2003

In 2013, British American Tobacco (BAT) returned to Myanmar a decade after it had left the country under pressure from civil society, international...

The 'Belt and Road Initiative' and comparative regional productivity in China

We study potential internal effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. These effects may occur sooner than the international effects, since they face no...

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