China's "Belt and Road Initiative": Underwhelming or Game-Changer?

April 12, 2017

by Nadège Rolland

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Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative has received little U.S. attention, seriously underestimating its potential implications for the Eurasian continent. It is an essential component of China's grand strategy to realize the "China Dream" and solve its fundamental geopolitical challenge: how can China rise without provoking a countervailing response?