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Belt and Road Topic Lecture

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What about the countries that have already joined?

Arguably, 22 countries have already joined the BRI. Thai News Service, May 19, 2019, China: Promoting High-quality Belt and Road Cooperation between China and Europe (From Chinese Mission to the European Union) The second point is about concrete results. We have achieved some good results. 22 European countries have signed BRI cooperation documents with China. China-Europe Railway Express has made over 14,000 trips, connecting 15 European countries and 51 European

What is the US stance on the BRI?

There is no simpler way of saying it: The US is opposed to the BRI. Why? Basically, the US fears China’s global rise. Prior to the time Richard Nixon went to China (1972), China was a typical Communist country that did not open its doors to trade and other forms of economic ties with the West. Nixon, and Henry Kissinger, who is now in his 90s, convinced China’s Communist President

What are the Unique Advantages and Disadvantages that Stem from the EU Joining the BRI? (Reg required)

The resolution is not , The the BRI on balance desirable. The resolution is whether or not the European Union (EU should join the BRI. Teams that make arguments that center around that will win. And what are these arguments? I generally think you can put them in one of four categories. Financing. There is a good argument to be made that if the EU joins the BRi that it’s

Framework Questions (Reg Required)

The question the resolution asks is whether or not the European Union (EU) should join the BRI.   This introduces a number of framework questions. Does only the EU’s interest matter? There has been a common argument in PF debate in the last couple of years that only the interests of the actor matter, as the actor should act in its own interests. While this has an element of truth to

What are the advantages to Europe joining the One Belt One Road Initiative? (Reg required)

Advantages to the EU joining the BRI can be divided into three categories. First, what are the benefits to Europe? One, joining the BRI arguably helps Europe’s economy. (a) Joining BRI will increase Europe’s exports to China, reducing Europe’s trade deficit with China (b) Stronger trade infrastructure in Europe will increase trade within Europe © If Europe negotiates as a group they can negotiate from a position of strength and

Uniqueness: No China in Europe Now

Their evidence is old – the EU is pushing back against China now in order to protect its own interests and align with the US Gonzalez & Veron, August 2019, Anabel González has been nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since October 2018. She was senior director of the World Bank’s Global Practice on Trade & Competitiveness (2014–18), where she led the Bank’s agenda on trade,

(PRO): EU-US Relations Answers

Many other reasons Europe-US relations are hurting Cavanna, July 2019, https://tnsr.org/2019/07/unlocking-the-gates-of-eurasia-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-and-its-implications-for-u-s-grand-strategy/, Thomas P. Cavanna is a visiting assistant professor at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the Center for Strategic Studies. He writes on U.S. grand strategy and U.S. foreign policy toward China and South Asia. He holds a French “Agrégation” and a Master’s degree and doctorate in history from Sciences Po. He was also a Fox Fellow

(Con): US Leadership Good Contention

BRI enables China to undermine US-driven global governance systems Cavanna, July 2019, https://tnsr.org/2019/07/unlocking-the-gates-of-eurasia-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-and-its-implications-for-u-s-grand-strategy/, Thomas P. Cavanna is a visiting assistant professor at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the Center for Strategic Studies. He writes on U.S. grand strategy and U.S. foreign policy toward China and South Asia. He holds a French “Agrégation” and a Master’s degree and doctorate in history from Sciences Po. He was also a