35 minutes | Jul 20, 2020

China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia

Our latest guest on the Summer Reading List is Daniel Markey, a senior research professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the academic director of SAIS’s Global Policy Program. From 2003 to 2007, Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff at the US Department of State. In this week's episode, Markey talks to our host John Gans about his book China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia. He explains China's landmark Belt and Road Initiative; why China’s rise won’t necessarily be on its own terms; why he’d like to meet China's President Xi Jinping; and what he learned on a research trip to Kazahkstan. The Summer Reading List is a special edition of our podcast, The Global Cable. Throughout the summer, we'll release new conversations with authors, discussing their latest books and the inspiration behind them. Music & Produced by Tre Hester.
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