Reconnecting Asia

Mapping continental ambitions


The Map

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Reconnecting Asia maps new linkages—roads, railways, and other infrastructure—that are reshaping economic and geopolitical realities across the continent. Through data curation and objective analysis, the project aims to fill Asia's infrastructure-information gap, squaring lofty ambitions with facts on the ground.


Japan’s Ports and Power

By Catherine L. Phipps



Search hundreds of projects and the people, organizations, and events behind them.

From the reporter’s notebook

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Belt and Road Buoys Growth in Chongqing

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Competing Visions

See tomorrow's supercontinent through the eyes of regional powers.

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Historical Atlas

Explore the rise and fall of trade, technology, and civilizations.

From the Field

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Khorgos Dry Port by David Parker
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Gwadar Port by Umargondal