BELT AND ROAD by Bruno Macaes is extremely comprehensive as it provides with intricacies of Belt & Road Initiative of china.Since author himself is senior fellow at Renmin University of China & Hudson university ,he present us with first hand account of BRI. Book is very well researched with datas, facts, quotes, newspaper articles & statements of leaders.Though the first two chapters I found not in continous flow but author in later chapters aroused my attention to minute details also. Overall the book is very informative can be used by academicians , researchers and students who are interested in geopolitics. If you want to know more about chapters i would provide it in following :
The author has intelligently divided into 5 chapters: 1) In 1st chapter author presents history of chinese ambitions from Mao to deng to xi jinping & connects it to arrival of BRI.Here he links BRI with traditional concept of tianxia. 2) In 2nd chapter of nuts & bolts ,author details about section, subsection & various links of BRI Initiative. 3) In 3rd chapter author explains how china is trying to alter economic structure & global value chain in its favour.Author emphasizes on China recent manufacturing strategy, Made in china 2025 which could cause new wave of revolution. 4) Next chapter shows how BRI has potential to alter political structure & alliances.The impact of which is more visible in disruption of EU unity.This chapter also presents Indian conundrum of not joing BRI. 5)In the last chapter book has unfolded many scenarios of what could happen after BRI.eg Could BRI succeed, what would be benchmark for success,Could BRI change global governance,economic & strategic rules.