A Review Essay by Giulio Pugliese 

Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order Bruno Maçães. London: C. Hurst & Co., 2019. 

Rebranding China: Contested Status Signaling in the Changing Global Order Xiaoyu Pu. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. 

Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration Kent E. Calder. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. 

The Silk Road Trap: How China’s Trade Ambitions Challenge Europe Jonathan Holslag. Cambridge and Medford: Polity, 2019. 

Keywords—Belt and Road Initiative, Free and Open Indo-Pacific, US-China Relations, economic statecraft, EU-China Relations, strategic communications 

About the Author: 

Dr Giulio Pugliese is a Lecturer in War Studies at King’s College London and co-author of Sino-Japanese Power Politics: Might, Money, and Minds, also available in Korean.