How China’s Belt and Road Took Over the World
By Shannon Tiezzi
Mapping the BRI's growth over its first 10 years – and its transformation from a Eurasian transit corridor to an initiative with global scope.
Rail Freight Use on China’s Iron Silk Road Underdelivers
By Tristan Kenderdine
Is China’s CR Express destined for the industrial graveyard of Eurasian economic policy history?
How China’s Belt and Road Initiative Went Astray
By Chan Kung and Yu (Tony) Pan
In taking on geopolitical overtones, the BRI has become alienated from its original economic purpose.
Potholes and Bumps Along the Silk Road Economic Belt in Central Asia
By Li-Chen Sim and Farkhod Aminjonov
Belt and Road-related problems could prompt Central Asian states to re-engage more seriously with other actors.
How Old Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Exactly?
By Ankit Panda
The policies that became the Belt and Road Initiative date back into the early 2000s.
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
By Ankit Panda
Is China's Belt and Road Initiative running into growing pains?
The New Silk Road Is Old: Why You Should Ignore Belt and Road Initiative Maps
By Krzysztof Iwanek
Looking for good publications on the Belt and Road Initiative? Ignore the ones with maps. (Well, maybe not all.)
Silk Purses from Sows’ Ears: Russian Railways and the Pig Market Silk Road Stimulus
By Nicholas Trickett
Win-win cooperation will net oligarchs billions, but the average Russian very little.
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though Beijing has made inroads in addressing some concerns, the true structural challenges for the initiative remain.
The Silk Roads, Past and Future
By Peter Frankopan
If China’s ambitious initiative can recapture the magic of the ancient Silk Roads, it will change the world.
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
By Nishtha Chugh
China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.
Trade Connectivity: The Missing Link in the Belt and Road
By Sarah Lain
China’s Central Asia plans need more than infrastructure if they are to reach their potential.