Security and Stability on the New Silk Road
Ma Bin, Assistant Professor, Center for Russia and Central Asia studies, Fudan University
China’s One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR) is potentially the most transformative global project of the early 21st century. Multi-billion dollar investments in transport infrastructure and connectivity offer huge potential, but little is known about the initiative’s potential impact on political, social and security issues along its trade corridors.
This event will focus on the evolution of OBOR in relation to Central Asia, and analyse Chinese and Russian policy towards the region. The speakers will discuss the prospects for OBOR, the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), and the role of other actors in Central Asia. They will also analyse views of Russian and Chinese policy from inside the region, and discuss the potential political, economic and security threats facing OBOR.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.