In The News
Explore SAIS
In The News
Explore SAIS

The B.I.P.R. site uses cookies and similar technologies.
By clicking the "Accept" button, or continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our cookie policy.


BIPR | FILM SCREENING - Tinderbox, Belt & Road: China in the Balkans
FILM SCREENING - Tinderbox, Belt & Road: China in the Balkans

May 4, 2023 - 20:00

FILM SCREENING - Tinderbox, Belt & Road: China in the Balkans

hosted by Professor Jacqueline Mazza

Join us for a new documentary from the Bertelsmann Foundation, followed by a discussion with the film director and SAIS Europe Alumnus (B'11) Samuel George.

Tinderbox, Belt & Road: China in the Balkans

A Bertelsmann Foundation Documentary

In recent years, Chinese investment has poured into Southeast Europe, offering access to desperately-needed development financing. But at what cost? The conditions around the cash have raised concerns related to democracy, labor standards, and debt.

This is part of China's Belt and Road initiative, and an extension of the controversial approach China has already taken in Africa and Latin America. Why are European countries now turning to China? And what does it mean for the continent's future?

From the copper mines of Eastern Serbia, to Montenegro's billion-dollar highway to nowhere, this film goes to the frontlines of China's economic advancements into Europe.

Filmed & Directed by Samuel George
Year of Release: 2023
Run Time: 54 minutes

Upcoming Events
Gender, Socialization & Negotiation Effectiveness
Oct 02
Andrea Kupfer Schneider
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, US
Political Risks in the Western Balkans
Oct 05
Jelena Dzankic
European University Institute
US Foreign Policy in an Age of Resurgent Major Power Competition: Colin Kahl in Conversation with Francis J. Gavin
Oct 12
Colin Kahl
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Stanford University; Former Deputy Assistant to the US President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Interpreting Europe's Future
Oct 16
Genoveva Ruiz Calavera
Directorate-General Interpretation (SCIC), European Commission
Japan Turns its Back – Humanitarian Crises in Myanmar and the Demise of the Adaptive State
Oct 30
Lindsay Black
Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), The Netherlands

Recent Events
Faculty Spotlight on the Middle East: A Region in Transition
Sep 25
Raffaella A. Del Sarto
Associate Professor of Middle East Studies, SAIS Europe
Researching Global Environmental Politics: Water, Ice, Sky, and Penguins?
Sep 21
Joanne Yao
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe and University of London
NATO Enlargement: Lessons of History - A Conversation with Mary Elise Sarotte
Sep 05
Mary Elise Sarotte
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
NATO and the Evolving Transatlantic Security Agenda. A Conversation with Benedetta Berti and SAIS Europe Students
May 04
Benedetta Berti
Head Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General at NATO

About BIPR
Research Affiliation
Funded Projects
Follow BIPR

© BIPR, all rights reserved - Bologna Institute for Policy Research - via Andreatta 3, 40126, Bologna, Italy