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Can Europe’s Global Gateway Offset China’s Belt and Road?

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  • January 13, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Can Europe's Global Gateway Offset China's Belt and Road?’ has been published in The National Interest on January 13, 2022. The article is 1st part of a four- part series on the EU's Global Gateway Strategy, factoring China, India, Japan and ASEAN.

    It argues that the Global Gateway presents a historic opportunity for the EU to revisit its China policy in accordance with its newly-released Indo-Pacific strategy. Keeping in view its long-term strategic interests, the EU’s new infrastructure strategy is well-poised to find success in multipolarity driven by the various members’ own individual outlooks. It should seek to effectively coordinate with existing initiatives like the EPQI, B3W, and BDN in order not to be counterproductive. This will help build a broader umbrella of rules-based, democratic states partnering to promote value-based infrastructure in Asia and beyond.

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