Asia-Pacific, China Johns Hopkins prof. says United States must combat China's influence in Eurasia at PWH event

November 25, 2020
By Michelle Hung | The Daily Pennsylvanian

Perry World House held a virtual event featuring Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies professor Daniel Markey to discuss his new book on Chinese and Eurasian geopolitics. 

Markey, academic director at Johns Hopkins University's SAIS Global Policy Program published "China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia" in March. At the virtual event, he discussed the impact of COVID-19 on international politics, China's detaining of Uyghur Muslims, its trade war with America, and its infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative.

Markey began the event by describing the goals of his book. He discussed how China’s geopolitical aspirations for large global influence have impacted the complex relationship it has with Eurasian countries. The influence of China, he said, has had unique domestic impacts on nations like Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Iran. He added that to improve its standing in global competition with China, the United States must boost its relationships with and understanding of Eurasian states.

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