Featuring a Talk and Discussion by Ian Oxnevad
Dr. Oxnevad holds a Ph.D. from the University of California. He is on the editorial board for the Association of the Middle East and Africa and writes regularly on issues of security and political economy.
May 7, 2020 4:00 – 5:00 pm PDTProgram is free but donations are appreciated
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A Council by Council Program
A deep economic downturn has rapidly spread across much
of the world as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. and Europe have mostly focused on ameliorating
the loss of jobs and production in their domestic economies.
In the Middle East, Asia, and Africa the economic
consequences will likely be harsher. Many developing
countries joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative in order
to build critical infrastructure. Now with the coronavirus
and their main sources of wealth (often commodities)
declining in value in the global recession, they must repay
large debts to China for the infrastructure projects.
What are the geopolitical implications of the virus for
China's BRI and for its rivalry with the US?
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