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. Our methodology explains the science and art behind these efforts.
This project has much in common with those it tracks. It is ambitious, covering a region that contains over a third of the world’s landmass and more than half of global GDP. It is a public good, created as part of CSIS’s mission to help citizens and decision-makers chart a course toward a better world. It is also a work in progress, and we welcome input for improvement.
Reconnecting Asia is made possible by a start-up grant from the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy and the expertise of the leadership, research, advisory, and development teams below.
This project would not be possible without a number of outstanding research interns, past and present, working under the guidance of:
Reconnecting Asia is a product of the Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab, the in-house digital, multimedia, and design agency at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.