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Reconnecting Asia: A Stocktaking of the Chinese and Indian Projects and Strategies
Dr Pradumna Bickram Rana Senior Fellow
Dr Pradumna Bickram Rana
In the bygone era when Asia dominated the world, Asian countries were also connected by the Silk Roads. After a disruption that lasted for a number of centuries, land-connectivity is making a comeback once again, for various economic and strategic reasons, and economic corridors are either proposed or being built across Asia. This study has three objectives: (i) discuss connectivity in Asia during the bygone era and the reasons for its decline; (ii) account for the revival of connectivity in the contemporary period; and (iii) stocktake the Chinese (Belt and Road Initiative) and Indian projects and strategies, identify the strengths and weaknesses of the strategies, and make recommendations.
|Theme:||International Political Economy / International Politics and Security / Maritime Security / Regionalism and Multilateralism|
|Region:||Central Asia / Global / South Asia / Southeast Asia and ASEAN|