China’s strategic penetration of Central Asia in order to gain direct commercial access to Europe is already prompting a significant reduction of Russia’s economic domination of the eastern portion of the former Soviet Union.

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski

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Is Asia Reconnecting?

| By Jonathan E. Hillman et al.

This report highlights essays from our Big Question series - an analysis collection that explore the drivers and implications of the massive infrastructure push taking place across the Eurasian continent.

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Mapping the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

| By Usman Mohammad

This analysis evaluates the proximity of Pakistan's population to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor's highway network.

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Competing Visions

CSIS's leading regional experts discuss how the ambitious connectivity visions of regional powers across Eurasia could re-shape the future of the super-continent.

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400+ Insights into Asia’s Infrastructure Contest

Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

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In The News

Abe, Li Discuss Bilateral Cooperation and BRI

Japan and China have committed to improving bilateral relations and advancing discussions on regional peace and prosperity, including China's Belt and Road Initiative.

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Explorers' view of China's Belt and Road Initiative

| By Ankur Shah, Caspar Worthington, and Giulio A. Bianchi

In China, where high-speed rail and brand-new highways are visibly transforming the lives of workers and families, the potential of the Belt and road is apparent. However, outside of China ...

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105 Nights

| By Giorgio Bolognesi

Follow three young explorers from Venice to Beijing as they study how ancient trading routes are being reshaped by China's Rise.

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Illustrating History & Ambition

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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.