Dmitry Erokhin is invited to speak on the determinants of Chinese outward foreign direct investment in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries with the special focus on the institutional environment of the host countries at the International Workshop “China's Belt and Road Initiative: curse or blessing for democracy in Eurasia?”. 

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The Workshop is organized by the OSCE Academy and the International Political Science Association (IPSA). Contributors discuss the impact that BRI has had, willingly or not, on democratization or autocratization processes in the countries and societies that it invested in, ranging from Europe to the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.