(Security Analyst based in Athens, Greece)
Copyright: @ 2023 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 19 February 2023
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
In 2018, China launched the "Polar Silk Road" which is a part of the notorious One Belt-One Road (also known as Belt and Road Initiative) which Beijing had already inaugurated just a few years before (2013). Businesspeople, politicians, and academics all over the world have different views on Belt and Road Initiative due to its relativity and its ambiguous goals from the Chinese side. However, the Belt and Road Initiative is a vast trade project and depicts Beijing's priority, which is to fortify for itself the role of a global trade powerhouse. ... Read more