The Belt and Road Initiative: Energy and Geopolitics

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Under the Belt and Road initiative, energy, infrastructure, and transportation projects play a key role in fostering greater trade and investment as well as interconnectivity between China and its neighbors. Jonathan Hillman, Fellow, CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy, and Director, Reconnecting Asia Project and Edward Chow, Senior Fellow, CSIS Energy & National Security Program, join Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, to examine how energy projects are developing under the Initiative.

For more background information, we recommend: China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative Must Become a Strategy.

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Jane Nakano
Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program
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Edward C. Chow
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program