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Howard French Isn’t Very Impressed With the G-7’s Build Back Better World Initiative

Journalist and author Howard W. French is among the most thought-provoking U.S. scholars on Chinese engagement in Africa and Beijing's rapidly evolving global presence. French recently joined Brookings Institute Senior Fellow David R. Dollar on the Brookings Trade Podcast Dollar & Sense to discuss how ...

Can BRI and B3W Co-Exist in Africa?

The Group of 7 countries recently announced a rival to China's Belt and Road Initiative. Their new Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative has prompted widespread discussion of the implications for developing regions that are desperate for new sources of capital to build infrastructure. ...

Scholar: G7’s B3W is Just a Bad Copy of China’s Belt and Road

It's been a month since the G7 unveiled its new "Build Back Better World" (B3W) initiative that aims to rival China's Belt and Road Initiative by providing an alternative source of infrastructure development financing that is presumably more transparent and sustainable. So far, ...

Leading Development Experts Try to Decipher the B3W and Whether It Can Present a Viable Alternative to China’s BRI

There's been a lot of discussion since the Group of 7 countries announced the creation of the new Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative. It is nominally intended to help developing countries build badly-needed infrastructure. But B3W also includes an underlying political objective: presenting an alternative, some ...

If the U.S. is Going to Challenge China in the Infrastructure Space, It Will Have to First Overcome a Lot of Skepticism in the Global South

The Biden administration has made it clear that it wants to directly challenge China's dominance in the Global South in both infrastructure development and vaccine distribution. In addition to facing a formidable competitor who has a significant head start in both areas, the U.S. will also have ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Chinese Companies’ “Eat Bitter” Management Style Just Doesn’t Work in Africa

Forget debt traps, Huawei ‘back-doors’ and vaccine diplomacy. They might be the disputes that define our current polarized moment. But I’m willing to bet they won’t have the staying power of the one – the original – dispute that has haunted Chinese engagement with Africa since the late 1990s: labor.

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