“Towards a New Global Order? Ambitions, Scope and Challenges of China’s Belt and Road Initiative”
We are excited to present Maryia Danilovich as part of our CeMEAS Conversations.
Our video series “Towards a New Global Order? Ambitions, Scope and Challenges of China’s Belt and Road Initiative” was filmed on the sidelines of a workshop held at the University of Göttingen in 2019. In our conversations with Fabienne Bossuyt, Maria Danilovich and Bart Dessein we discuss China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from the angle of international politics and development assistance, debate its reception in Central Asia as well as its conceptual, philosophical and cultural roots in ancient China. https://www.cemeas.de/cemeas-u4-works…
In this video Maryia Danilovich discusses three questions:
What is the Belt and Road Initiative and how does it affect Eurasian integration?
How can we evaluate China’s new role in Central Asia? What are possible challenges in the fields of economy and security?
What are the potentials and limits of China’s BRI in Eurasia? In particular, how will the BRI affect questions of sovereignty and anti-China sentiments?
Maryia Danilovich is a visiting fellow at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University. She holds a PhD in history, obtained for her thesis on China’s Foreign Policy in Central Asia in 2001 – 2013. Her background in the Oriental Studies (China Studies) allowed her, as part of her doctoral research, to conduct extensive fieldwork in China and the Central Asian states. As a lecturer, Maryia has been actively teaching courses on the current issues of Eurasian security, contemporary Chinese foreign policy, regional conflicts, and political systems in North-East Asia. She is a co-author of the monograph The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Central Asia’s Security Challenges (2013). Her recent publications focus on the implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Central Asia: The BRI in the Discourses of the Central Asian States (Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 16/3, 2018) and Bridging Westward to Open the Gates of Europe (to be published in a collected volume by the Cambridge University Press). Maryia’s research interests focus on China’s foreign policy in the post-Soviet space. Her research at the IRES will result in a completion of a monograph on the implementation of China’s BRI in the Central Asian states and Belarus. https://www.ires.uu.se/research/previ…