CSIS Launches: “Reconnecting Asia” Website Tracking Asia’s Infrastructure Push
October 25, 2016
WASHINGTON, October 25, 2016: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce the launch of Reconnecting Asia, a project and interactive micro-website dedicated to analyzing and mapping the new linkages—roads, railways, ports, and other infrastructure—that are reshaping economic and geopolitical realities across the supercontinent of Eurasia. The website can be found by clicking here: reconasia.csis.org.
Reconnecting Asia is an ambitious project, covering a region that contains over a third of the world’s landmass and more than half of global GDP. On the new website, Reconnecting Asia hosts a database of over 1,600 infrastructure projects. Many of these projects are tracked with an interactive map, which enables experts and nonexperts alike to visualize and explore emerging connections.
“The reconnecting of Asia is an epochal shift,” said John Hamre, CSIS president and CEO. “Policymakers must carefully and objectively consider the implications of that shift, and with this project, we have new tools to enable that analysis and spur debate.”
Reconnecting Asia is a project of the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy, the Simon Chair in Political Economy, and the Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab. Reconnecting Asia was made possible by the generous support of the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy.