There is debate within China on whether the country is truly ready to take up a more active political role internationally and whether in the rush to get involved, it might not end up damaging its long-term interests.
What institutions does BCIM need at the Track-1 level for achieving greater integration and coordination of mutually beneficial activities across borders? Is transnational governance is the ultimate goal? Will sub-national governments in the 4 countries be actively involved?
Despite the end of the Cold War and the rapid expansion of regionalism the world over, regional connectivity in the sub-region involving Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) has little to show by way of progress.