Reconnecting Asia

Mapping continental ambitions

Analysis

Drugs, human smuggling, and illegal migration will remain crucial elements of life and the economy in Central Asia in the coming years, a problem only amplified by the new Silk Road.

Dr. Louise Shelley

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The Other Side of the World

By Jon B. Alterman

As China looks westward for energy security and the United States seeks to commit more attention to the Pacific, the U.S. must decide how it will try to shape China's role in the Middle East.

Asia’s Infectious Flows

By Dr. Mary E. Wilson

To make the most of Asia’s new connections, we must not only seize the positive opportunities they present but also reduce the health risks they could carry.

The Road to Extinction

By Peter Zahler and Louisa Denier

Wildlife traffickers are taking advantage of new roads, ports, and airports to cross borders more quickly and easily.

Russia and India’s Plan to Skip the Suez Canal

By Jonathan E. Hillman

A new link in the North-South Transport Corridor connecting Russia, Iran, and India could have far-reaching implications for economic patterns between Europe and Asia.

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Russia Discusses Connectivity, Labor with N. Korea

Russia and North Korea held talks in Pyongyang this week on allowing more North Korean migrants to enter Russia's Far East, in part to work on development and infrastructure ...

The Road to Extinction

By Peter Zahler and Louisa Denier

Wildlife traffickers are taking advantage of new roads, ports, and airports to cross borders more quickly and easily.

The Other Side of the World

By Jon B. Alterman

As China looks westward for energy security and the United States seeks to commit more attention to the Pacific, the U.S. must decide how it will try to shape ...

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