Josh Eisenman, an associate professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and a senior fellow for China studies at the American Foreign Policy Council, wrote an article regarding China's current foreign policy. He specifically addressed the country's signature program, the Belt and Road Initiative. Eisenman discussed how China benefits from free nations by using their "discourse to identify their own foreign policy and technological shortcomings, while building a firewall that keeps discussion of those shortcomings from ever occurring in China itself."