Miller Publishes Column on Influence of BRI Recipient Countries

Manjari Chatterjee Miller, currently a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and on leave from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University where she is an Associate Professor of International Relations, published an op-ed in Hindustan Times on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

In her article, titled “Recipient countries hold the key to China’s BRI success,” Miller dissects China’s global infrastructure development strategy and how recipient countries can influence it. She points to South Asia specifically where the outcomes of BRI have been mixed. For example, the policy has been adamantly opposed in India, which “when displeased, can and does pressure its smaller neighbors into rejecting China’s overtures.” In concluding, Miller argues that “BRI, its workings, successes, and failures should not simply be assessed by looking at China’s goals and interests.”

The full article can be read on the Hindustan Times’ website.

Manjari Chatterjee Miller is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. Currently, on leave from the School, she is serving as a Senior Fellow at CFR where she focuses on India, Pakistan, and South Asia. She works on foreign policy and security issues with a focus on South and East Asia. Her most recent book, Routledge Handbook of China–India Relations (Routledge & CRC Press, 2020), is a comprehensive guide to the Chinese-Indian relationship covering expansive ideas ranging from the historical relationship to current disputes to AI. Learn more about Professor Miller on her Pardee School faculty profile