Reconnecting Asia

Mapping continental ambitions

RECONNECTING ASIA maps new linkages—roads, railways, and other infrastructure—that are reshaping economic and geopolitical realities across the continent. Through data curation and objective analysis, the project aims to fill Asia's infrastructure-information gap, squaring lofty ambitions with facts on the ground.
 
A contest is underway to shape Eurasia’s future. Regional powers are putting forward ambitious plans for building roads, railways, pipelines, and other hard infrastructure across the region. These new connections could deepen integration and expand prosperity. They also have the potential to reconfigure relationships, reroute flows of goods and people, and shift power within and between states. But critical questions remain about the feasibility of underlying projects, which face obstacles as big and diverse as the region itself. Reconnecting Asia is your front row seat to watch whether these visions become reality.