Gregory V. Raymond is a lecturer in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University, researching Southeast Asian politics and foreign relations. He is the author of Thai Military Power: A Culture of Strategic Accommodation (2018) and the lead author of The United States–Thai Alliance: History, Memory and Current Developments (forthcoming).

From Neoliberalism to Geoeconomics

The Greater Mekong Subregion and the Archaeology of the Belt and Road Initiative in Mainland Southeast Asia

In mainland Southeast Asia, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) builds on plans and routes that the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) program laid down over the last few decades. While the BRI is likely to continue alongside various other national and regional development plans, schemes, and programs in the GMS for years to come, this essay argues that the establishment of the BRI marks the transition between the era of liberal economics and that of geoeconomics.

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