Belt and Road Initiative in 2021


Guest: Dr. Jeremy Garlick
Host: Lokman Karadag

Jeremy Garlick, PhD, is an associate professor at Prague University of Economics and Business and the director of the Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies, a research centre within the university. He specialises in China’s international relations, focusing primarily on the progress and regional implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). His first book, The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: From Asia to Europe, was published by Routledge in 2020. In addition to publications on EU-China relations, he has also published numerous articles on a diverse range of topics related to the BRI, including China’s economic diplomacy and regionalising foreign policy. These publications include papers on the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), China’s economic diplomacy in the Czech Republic, China’s strategic hedging in the Persian Gulf, China’s normative power drive in Central Asia, and China’s relations with India. Dr. Garlick has taught and lectured for two decades at institutes of higher education in Asia and Europe including the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in Beijing and Ewha Womans University in Seoul.

Topics discussed in this program;

📌The main characteristics of the BRI
📌The BRI and the American-led international order
📌The BRI and ‘debt-trap diplomacy
📌The CEE region’s importance for BRI
📌The importance of Iran for the BRI
📌China’s approach to the Taliban-led Afghanistan
📌The include of Afghanistan in the BRI