March 22, 2019
The Old Silk Road to Rome Gets New Life
By Kyle Anderson and Logan Pauley
Don't overlook the historical underpinnings of the modern day China-Italy connection.
January 06, 2018
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
By Catherine Putz
As 2018 began, a glut of Central Asia-themed reports surfaced in major media outlets; recommended reads.
November 03, 2017
China’s 'Digital Silk Road': Pitfalls Among High Hopes
By Wenyuan Wu
Will information and communication technologies help China realize its Digital Silk Road?
July 06, 2017
How India Should Respond to China’s Belt and Road
By Suman Bery
New Delhi needs to up its economic diplomacy game.
May 24, 2017
One Belt, One Road: A Convergence of Civilizations?
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Tamara Chin.
May 18, 2017
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.
March 30, 2016
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
By Sudha Ramachandran
The Yiwu-Tehran train is a significant part of Beijing’s plans for regional integration.
March 29, 2016
One Belt, One Road, One Heritage: Cultural Diplomacy and the Silk Road
By Tim Winter
The cultural aspects of the Belt and Road could forever reshape regional politics and security.
March 23, 2016
Nepal Looks East to China
By Ankit Panda
Amid a nadir in ties with India, Nepal's prime minister looks to China for an alternate source of economic opportunity.
March 10, 2016
China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union
By Catherine Putz
Beijing’s economic endeavors in Central Asia are off to a better start than Russia’s. Don't expect that to damage ties.
January 29, 2016
Is China’s Silk Road Coming to Europe? Not So Fast
By Andrew Witthoeft
China's attempts to extend the New Silk Road westward have encountered problems.
January 22, 2016
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Why the 'Silk Road' is a massive misnomer, in more ways than one.