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A New Silk Road Strategy for Afghanistan
Feb 08, 2013

A New Silk Road Strategy for Afghanistan

After the scheduled western forces drawdown from Afghanistan in 2014, one viable option that would assist Afghan economic development is the US-driven New Silk Road Strategy. But, China, Russia, and Iran have specific visions of a viable NSRS, and these do not necessarily sit well with the US strategy.

China’s expanding tech lead through Digital Silk Road
Jun 23, 2023

China’s expanding tech lead through Digital Silk Road

While the DSR has the potential to enhance digital connectivity in developing economies of the Indo-Pacific, it also provides Beijing with a tool to a

Electronic silk road important for economic development
May 02, 2014

Electronic silk road important for economic development

Dr. Anupam Chander, Professor of Law at UC Davis, says a specific rule which necessitates the consent of data subject in order to process the data coming from foreign countries in India is effectively discouraging foreign investments in India.

Kabul hosts the Silk Road Mayors Forum in defiance of security threats
Oct 07, 2017

Kabul hosts the Silk Road Mayors Forum in defiance of security threats

Kabul city is potentially one of the region’s major business hubs which can open many doors for international investment and cooperation.

Reviving South-Western Silk Road
Jun 23, 2014

Reviving South-Western Silk Road

The revival of South Western Silk Road would promote connectivity as well as enhance economic ties between India, Nepal and China, according to experts who participated in a discussion at ORF.

The Digital Silk Road in the Indo-Pacific: Mapping China’s Vision for Global Tech Expansion
Jan 03, 2024

The Digital Silk Road in the Indo-Pacific: Mapping China’s Vision for Global Tech Expansion

The Digital Silk Road (DSR), part of the Belt and Road Initiative, symbolises China’s approach to expanding information exchanges and digital cooperation with emerging markets and developing economies. Under the DSR, several private corporations and state-owned enterprises supported by Chinese state banks are offering inexpensive technological contracts and rapidly building digital infrastructure projects. This brief examines the operationalisa

Will India join China's maritime Silk Road?
Feb 19, 2014

Will India join China's maritime Silk Road?

From the Chinese perspective, it was a smart move to invite India to join the maritime Silk Road project. But Delhi is likely to be torn between two competing ideas ? working with China in the maritime domain and the long-standing goal of limiting Beijing's influence in the Indian Ocean.

Border paradox
Mar 24, 2015

Border paradox

Unlike many other countries where China is making risky investments, Delhi is a more credible long-term economic partner for Beijing. If China is ready for a genuine consultative approach with India and is willing to facilitate serious tie-ups between companies in both countries, Modi should embrace President Xi Jinping's Silk Road initiative.

Building up connections in Central Asia
Jan 27, 2022

Building up connections in Central Asia

Since 1991, New Delhi's ties with the Central Asian countries have developed slowly despite a shared culture and trade links via the ancient Silk Road

China and India in Nepal: A new power play?
Dec 10, 2020

China and India in Nepal: A new power play?

Nepal must make the best of the opportunities that it is receiving from its neighbours and tread carefully.

China's coming of age as a maritime power
Apr 17, 2018

China's coming of age as a maritime power

For the biggest maritime parade held in China since 1949, the People's Liberation Army Navy deployed 48 warships, 76 aircraft and 10,000 sailors and marines.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Energy Sector: Progress, Direction, and Trends
Dec 05, 2023

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Energy Sector: Progress, Direction, and Trends

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is central to the country’s ambitious policy reorientation. The energy sector accounts for nearly 40 percent of all investments under the BRI, with significant geostrategic and geoeconomic implications. In recent years, China has adopted a “greening the BRI” strategy, emphasising green energy projects. This brief analyses China’s BRI investments in the energy sector to establish the potential trend

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan
Aug 09, 2023

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan

As an emerging power in the current multipolar global order, India can use the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to protect, promote, and project its geostrategic and geoeconomic interests. The SCO is also a platform for India to reaffirm its commitment to revive and deepen its centuries-old civilisational, spiritual, and cultural ties with other member countries. This paper explores India's priorities at the SCO, chiefly connectivity, coun

Event Report | Foreign policy under Xi Jinping
Sep 06, 2019

Event Report | Foreign policy under Xi Jinping

The event revolved around the current Chinese foreign policy in south-east Asia, its BRI project and relations with the Indo-Pacific countries and how the world views China under these geopolitical scenarios and Chinese reactions towards them.

GCC and Central Asia Summit amidst great power competition
Aug 03, 2023

GCC and Central Asia Summit amidst great power competition

Amidst the fragile world order and great power competition, the recent GCC-CAR summit aims to strengthen political and strategic relations

Italy’s BRIexit: Not All Roads Lead to Beijing
Jun 13, 2024

Italy’s BRIexit: Not All Roads Lead to Beijing

Almost 150 countries have joined China’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—a project central to Beijing’s global prestige as well as President Xi Jinping’s persona and legacy. Italy, which joined in 2019, was the only G7 and major European Union country to join the BRI. Less than five years later, in December 2023, Italy formally exited the BRI, making it the first country to do so. This paper contextualises the drivers behind Italy

Linking Indian and Chinese Maritime Initiatives: Towards a Symbiotic Existence
Sep 15, 2023

Linking Indian and Chinese Maritime Initiatives: Towards a Symbiotic Existence

China’s maritime economic initiative, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) that is part of the larger One Belt One Road (OBOR), has been under considerable international focus recently. India, for its part, has remained non-committal despite China’s charmed offensive. However, with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, both of which exclude the growing economies of I

Locating Xinjiang in China’s Eurasian ambitions
Sep 25, 2018

Locating Xinjiang in China’s Eurasian ambitions

The importance of Xinjiang Province in China’s Eurasian connectivity initiative—the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB)—has received some coverage in the media. However, these news articles offer only a cursory view of China’s primary motive in pursuing the initiative, that is the ethnic unrest in Xinjiang. This paper argues that the conflict in Xinjiang is a main driving force to pursue SREB and that the initiative is congruent with a broader

Marketing it differently? Chinese reimagination of BRI in Nepal
Sep 05, 2023

Marketing it differently? Chinese reimagination of BRI in Nepal

The inclusion of soft power initiatives under the BRI shows the urgency on the Chinese side to project the wheels of BRI as moving in Nepal

Modi's ports
Aug 20, 2014

Modi's ports

Modi needs a credible domestic strategy to ramp up India's maritime infrastructure. A strategy of seeking multiple partners for India's maritime development would help Modi end New Delhi's current defensiveness on China's Maritime Silk Road initiative.

Nepal’s BRI-shaped dilemma
Aug 09, 2023

Nepal’s BRI-shaped dilemma

Blurred definitions and unilateral declarations on Beijing’s part have left Nepal struggling to define the BRI.

Oil-for-loans: Chinese energy investments in Russia
Feb 22, 2023

Oil-for-loans: Chinese energy investments in Russia

The Sino-Russian bilateral signifies China’s urgency for resilient global energy supply chains to meet its increasing energy needs through its oil-f

Rekindling old ties: Sisi’s visit to India
Jan 12, 2023

Rekindling old ties: Sisi’s visit to India

The upcoming visit by President al-Sisi provides an opportunity to boost relations between India and Egypt

Sri Lanka’s quest for strategic prominence in the Indian Ocean
Dec 12, 2016

Sri Lanka’s quest for strategic prominence in the Indian Ocean

At the Galle Dialogue 2016, Sri Lanka sought not only to stress its critical geographical location at the crossroads of important Indian Ocean sea lines of communication, but also to display a catalytic ability to spur regional collaboration in securing the vulnerable commons.

The Covid19 virus could impact the US alliance system
Apr 07, 2020

The Covid19 virus could impact the US alliance system

The big question, deepened by the Covid19 response, is whether NATO has the capacity and will to defend each and every one of its members.

The futility of the New Silk Route
May 01, 2012

The futility of the New Silk Route

A New Silk Road is magical thinking, given that Afghanistan remains a hotbed of instability plagued by daunting challenges. Lack of security has already delayed Tapi, the natural gas pipeline linking Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

The new Sino-Russian partnership
Jun 12, 2015

The new Sino-Russian partnership

Xi Jinping's foreign policy gives acute emphasis to the development of silk roads. The closer Moscow and Beijing get, the more Russia will have to adjust to China's interests. It is important to understand that while Moscow depends heavily on Beijing, the situation is not true in the reverse.

Trumping China’s leadership in the fourth industrial revolution: A “New Era” in Sino-American relations
Nov 14, 2018

Trumping China’s leadership in the fourth industrial revolution: A “New Era” in Sino-American relations

The generational shift in American policy will have three critical consequences for the Middle Kingdom and its ambitions for leadership in the fourth

US-China technology competition through the prism of the reflexive games framework
Sep 07, 2021

US-China technology competition through the prism of the reflexive games framework

This century’s superpower rivalry is being played out in the digital domain and the rules are different and fast-evolving

Why India should join China's MSR
Jun 10, 2015

Why India should join China's MSR

India is located at such a prime position that it can't miss out the opportunity to be part of the MSR. Both the Marine Silk Road and the continental Silk Road --which is going to connect China with the central Asia -- are going to pass from India's periphery. India could gain a lot from being an active partner to the MSR. And, not joining it may isolate India.