Belt and Road Initiative

This page is dedicated to exploring the implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for countries throughout Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Central Asia. The project, which began in June 2018 has assembled a comprehensive database of BRI developments that focuses on the terms and logistics of each BRI project. This database is accompanied by a timeline and series of essays that utilize this data to analyze how the BRI is transforming the Asia-Pacific region and world. This empirical and analytical framework is intended to provide transparency on these projects, as well as a foundation for investors and researchers to better understand the promise and pitfalls along the Belt and Road. LEARN MORE