In our latest episode of The Negotiation, we talk with Wei Liang, Professor of International Policy Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Naturally, most of our discussion centered around foreign policy topics involving the US and China, starting with the Belt and Road Initiative and whether recent negative sentiments towards it or the impact of COVID has slowed down their progress. We also talk extensively about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and whether it is comparable to the IMF or World Bank and how it has performed over its 5-year history to date. I also ask Wei to weigh in on the growing isolationist nature of the US, and her opinion on why we have such a hard time in the west trusting the intentions of some countries in the East. Enjoy!