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Podcast: China's New Silk Road Initiative and its Geoeconomic Implications

August 22nd 2017 - 15:55

As China rolls out its new Silk Road initiative, the EU plans for stricter vetting of foreign investment. HCSS analysts Karlijn Jans, Sijbren de Jong, and Willem Oosterveld discuss the new Silk Road's implications for the EU and Middle East.

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Dr. Willem Theo Oosterveld is a non-resident senior fellow at HCSS. His areas of expertise include the politics of the Middle East, conflict analysis and peacebuilding, as well as law and development. He holds degrees in political science, international law, and history, having studied in Amsterdam, Leiden, Paris and New York, and was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. A former Fulbright scholar, he earned a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.