Weekend Reading

Ashby Monk

Daniel Drezner has a new article entitled, “Bad Debts: Assessing China’s Financial Influence in Great Power Politics.” It’s an interesting piece of scholarship, as it “appraises the ability of creditor states to convert their financial power into political power, drawing from the existing literature on economic statecraft.”

Spoiler alert: He finds that most of  the financial threats are overblown, and there is more to geopolitics than financial influence.

It’s a good read; get it here.

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This website is a project of Professor Gordon L. Clark and Dr. Ashby Monk of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Their research on sovereign wealth funds is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and The Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.

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