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What is new about China's Belt and Road is that it is more likely to succeed outside of Eurasia, leading to new opportunities but also unexpected challenges for Europe and the United States.

Dr. Elizabeth Wishnick

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China’s Maritime Silk Road

| By Michael J. Green

Seven CSIS experts unpack the economic and geostrategic implications of China’s infrastructure development across the Indo-Pacific region under the Maritime Silk Road.

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Asia’s Infrastructure Contest

| By Jonathan E. Hillman

The tug of war between quantity and quality is now at the center of Asia’s infrastructure contest.

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Is China's Belt and Road Working?

| By Go Yamada and Stefania Palma

A special report by Nikkei Asian Review and The Banker which leverages data from the CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project has found that China's Belt and Road initiative holds considerable promise for countries in need of infrastructure investment along its route, however, participation has been hampered by challenges ranging from a lack of participation by local workers and banks to unmanageable debt hangovers.

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India Wary of New China Corridor

India is likely to object to China's proposal to construct a trans-Himalayan trilateral economic corridor through Nepal, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

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Asia’s Infrastructure Contest

| By Jonathan E. Hillman

The tug of war between quantity and quality is now at the center of Asia’s infrastructure contest.

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Report Launch: China’s Maritime Silk Road

A panel of CSIS experts unpack the economic and geostrategic implications of China’s infrastructure development across the Indo-Pacific region under the Maritime Silk Road, the littoral component of China ...

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