Researchers at Team Tearline utilized resources made available by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to investigate China’s financial investments in two infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea as a way to “establish a stronger commercial presence and to potentially attain dual-use options in the South Pacific to counter Western influence in the region.”

The report was researched and written by Kim Nguyen (UT Intelligence Studies Project Fellow), Varij Shah, Sofia Sandera, Gunnison Hays, Cdr. Kevin Barrett, Zachary Daum, Suraj Pandit, and Steven Ahart

Read the full report here: Analyzing Strategic Value of Chinese-Built Infrastructure Projects in Papua New Guinea