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David Lane is emeritus fellow of social sciences at Emmanuel College.
Guichang Zhu is professor of international studies and research fellow in the Center for European Studies at Shandong University.
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Introduction: The Changing Pattern of World Trade and Politics
Chapter 1: Post-Soviet Regions: from Interdependence to Countervailing Powers? by David Lane
Chapter 2: The Changing Governance and Geography of World Trade, by Stefan Schmalz
Part I: China’s Initiatives in Asia
Chapter 3: ‘One Belt, One Road’ As a Development Strategy, by Richard Griffiths
Chapter 4: Donald Trump’s Presidency and the Implementation of OBOR in Central Asia, Akram Umarov
Chapter 5: The Rationale Behind the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): The View From Beijing, by Harry Roberts
Chapter 6: India Looks East and China Looks South: Competition, Confrontation or Balance, by Xueyu Wang and Mohammad Razaul Karim
Part II: China’s Regional Initiatives
Chapter 7: Russia–China Relations in Central Asia and the SCO, by Mikhail A. Molchanov
Chapter 8: Energy Infrastructure Policy and State Capacity In BRIC Countries: A Comparative Analysis, by Carlos Santana
Chapter 9: The BRICs’ New Development Bank: Its Potential Implications to International Political Economy, by Shigehisa Kasahara
Chapter 10: Russia and China as the Yin-And-Yang of 21st Century Eurasia? by Kaneshko Sangar
Part III: China and World Politics
Chapter 11: Strong as Silk: China in the Liberal Order, by Michael O. Slobodchikoff
Chapter 12: Comparative Analysis of China’s Policies towards Integrated Organizations, by He Zhigao
Chapter 13: The US Pivot to Asia: Implications for China and East Asia, by Jeanne L. Wilson
Chapter 14: Can China’s Rise Continue without Conflict? by Kees van der Pijl
About the Contributors
This book is a great interdisciplinary study of power politics. Analyses of Russian, Chinese, and US policies in the region are combined with a number of interesting case studies on institutional aspects of BRICS Development Bank and Silk Road developmental effects written by scholars from the region. Absolute must read for anyone who wants to understand Eurasia.
— Vsevolod Samokhvalov, University of Cambridge
Changing Regional Alliances for China and the West brings together an impressive array of expertise and perspectives, opening up new possibilities and alternatives for understanding China and its regional initiatives. The result is a rich and fascinating book that goes beyond geopolitics, inviting us to challenge prevailing views and preconceptions of China and its relations with the wider world. It represents a truely unique collection of ideas and perspectives, and is essential reading for those eager to understand the significance of China in shaping new regional and world orders.
— Paul Richardson, University of Birmingham