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Oxford University Press has partnered with the ISA on the ORE of International Studies, combining the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Debates, Impacts, and Trends

"From Beijing’s perspective, the BRI is attractive because it enables China to engage with other fast-emerging Asian markets through infrastructure, trade, and investment cooperation. Regarding trade, the export of “made in China” goods to BRI countries will help absorb many of China’s manufactured goods, alleviate domestic overcapacity problems, and stimulate domestic economic growth through the upgrading of its industries..." – By Xiang Li, Mengqi Shao and May Tan-Mullins

Comparative Regionalism

"While ideational approaches to the study of regionalism have persisted and perhaps been privileged, scholars have taken up the challenges of comparative regionalism, creating a research agenda that not only lies at the intersections of comparative politics, IR, and area studies, but also diversifies engagement in inter- and intraregional comparisons, comparisons of institutional designs, explanations of variations in the informality of regions, and explorations beyond trade and security as the main drivers of regionalism. ..." – By Emmanuel Balogun

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