Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Security and Stability on the New Silk Road

14 July 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Chatham House, London


Cao Jiahan, Research Fellow, Shanghai Institutes of International Studies
Igor Denisov, Senior Research Fellow, Center for East Asian and SCO Studies, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO
David Lewis, Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Exeter
Ma Bin, Assistant Professor, Center for Russia and Central Asia studies, Fudan University
Kate Mallinson, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Catherine Owen, Honorary Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Exeter
Shi Zhiqin, Executive Dean, One Belt One Road Strategy Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Kemel Toktomushev, Research Fellow, Institute of Public Policy and Administration, University of Central Asia



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.

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