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China’s One Belt, One Road: A Reality Check

LSE IDEAS Strategic Update by Yu Jie

Introduction

What is One Belt, One Road?

A Container for Domestic Affairs?

The Bureaucratic Land Rush

Geopolitical Risks

Three Existential Challenges to OBOR

Russia’s Ambivalent Attitude

The Need for Soft Power and Followers

Short in expertise and economic viability

Conclusion

About the Author (1)

References & Notes

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