Entries tagged "Arctic"

  • View All Analysis | May 1, 2019, 11:52 a.m.

    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.

  • How Is China Securing Its LNG Needs? | Jan. 14, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

    In 2017, China surpassed South Korea to become the world’s second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer. In a few years, it might overtake Japan. But how is China securing its LNG needs?

  • China, Russia Compete over Central Asia | July 11, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

    China's "Ice Silk Road," which would create a shortcut between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic via the Arctic, could complicate relations with Russia as the two nations compete for influence in Central Asia, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • China, Russia battle for North Pole supremacy | April 11, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

    As Arctic sea ice steadily shrinks and temperatures rise, Russia and China compete for control of newly accessible natural resources and transportation routes while cooperating to finance the development of resource extraction and transportation infrastructure.

  • Russia and China in the Arctic | March 19, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • China's "Polar Silk Road" Alters Balance of Power | Feb. 16, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

    China's recently-announced "Polar Silk Road" has the potential to redraw the region's geopolitical map, writes one contributor for the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • China Launches the Polar Silk Road | Feb. 5, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

    China’s interest in the Arctic seems to be driven by potential energy, commercial, and geopolitical benefits, but each comes with a caveat.

  • Calling for a 'Polar Silk Road' | Jan. 29, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

    China aims to establish a "Polar Silk Road" to take advantage of shipping routes and resources in the Arctic Sea, with plans to eventually connect the framework to its greater Belt and Road economic initiative.

  • Yamal LNG Port Opens in Russian Arctic | Jan. 8, 2018, 9:36 a.m.

    Russia has started shipments of LNG from the China-backed Yamal port project in Siberia.

  • Hydrogen and Green Shipping | Nov. 30, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

    On November 30th the CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted "Hydrogen and Green Shipping: Zero Emission Fuel in the Maritime Sector" to discuss the important role that hydrogen fuel technology could play for shipping in the transition to a low-carbon future.

  • Is Asia Reconnecting? | Nov. 6, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

    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.

  • Economically Connecting the Arctic | June 1, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

    If Russia and China successfully drive development to connect Asia and Europe through a northern Arctic Belt, Road, and Circle, we will know that the Arctic Age is upon us.

  • OBOR Expands to the Arctic | May 30, 2017, 8:47 a.m.

    China's "Belt and Road" initiative is likely to extend to the Arctic circle.

  • Arctic Maritime Connections | May 17, 2017, 9 a.m.

    Profound changes are happening in the Arctic Ocean, especially the increases in marine access from sea ice retreat, but these changes do not foretell a retooling of global maritime trade routes as many speculate.

  • China in the Arctic | May 9, 2017, 9 a.m.

    At present, economic interests are not at the forefront of China’s Arctic priorities, which are being used more as a political tool to achieve other goals: establishing the physical foundations for China’s Arctic rights, shaping governance norms, and preparing to tap into resources there.

  • Forecasting the Arctic’s Future | May 2, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The next few decades could bring dramatic changes. By 2040, ordinary merchant ships may be able to take the Northern Sea Route between China and Europe.

  • Russia's Arctic Dreams | April 25, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The fundamental problem with Russia’s developmental vision for the Arctic is that political will dominates economic rationale, and while the former is wavering and capricious, the latter is disappearing.

  • China’s Exaggerated Arctic Interests | April 18, 2017, 9 a.m.

    China may initially have approached the [Arctic] region with unrealistic energy expectations, but its currently cautious approach could give way to greater confidence over the long term.

  • Navigating Tomorrow’s Arctic | April 11, 2017, 9 a.m.

    An Arctic with less summertime sea ice presents numerous commercial opportunities...Making the most of these opportunities, however, will require cooperation between industry and the international community and careful management informed by science.

  • Arctic Opportunities | April 5, 2017, 9 a.m.

    As the Arctic region rapidly transforms due to dramatic climate impacts, new economic opportunities and environmental challenges present themselves across the region.

  • Russia and India’s Plan to Skip the Suez Canal | March 14, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

    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.

  • U.S.-Sino Relations in the Arctic | Feb. 1, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

    Collaboration on infrastructure could be a promising area of mutual interest. One of China's strongest interests in the Arctic is associated with new sea lanes, yet without adequate port facilities and other infrastructure capabilities those interests may never be realized. Coordinated U.S. and China infrastructure investments could benefit both nations.

  • China in Europe | Nov. 23, 2016, 9:03 a.m.

    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.

  • “One Belt, One Road:” What’s in It For Us? | Nov. 7, 2016, 9:26 a.m.

    Americans are not in the game. And, if you’re not in the game, you can’t score. If we’re serious about rebalancing our attention to Asia, we need to get involved in the new institutions Chinese and other Asians are creating.

  • Asia's Next Act | Oct. 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

    If decades of torrid growth have been the opening scene on Asia’s economic stage, the region’s reconnecting—through new roads, railways, and other infrastructure—could be the next act.