On November 30th the CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted "Hydrogen and Green Shipping: Zero Emission Fuel in the Maritime Sector" to discuss the important role that hydrogen fuel technology could play for shipping in the transition to a low-carbon future.
Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.
As an Asia Pacific power with enormous economic and strategic stakes in the Belt and Road region, the United States cannot afford to sit on the sidelines and watch these infrastructure developments abroad unfold.
State-owned shipping giant China Cosco Shipping is poised to invest over $260 million in overseas ports and logistics hubs, helping to secure President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road initiative overseas.
Japan and China are vying for influence over strategic shipping routes through the Bay of Bengal by competing for shares in various ports throughout the region.
Profound changes are happening in the Arctic Ocean, especially the increases in marine access from sea ice retreat, but these changes do not foretell a retooling of global maritime trade routes as many speculate.
An Arctic with less summertime sea ice also presents numerous commercial opportunities...Making the most of these opportunities, however, will require cooperation between industry and the international community and careful management informed by science.
The fastest growing container trade in the world is intra-Asian trade. It is here that the business case for automated terminal investment is strongest.
It could take decades for OBOR to unfold. But it is a development that is worthy of greater attention from U.S. researchers and policymakers today.
In an interview with Nikkei Asian Review, the head of the world's fifth-largest shipping company says maritime markets are improving and industry overcapacity is on the decline.
At first glance, “One Belt, One Road” appears to be a 21st century reboot of Jiang Zemin’s 1999 “Go West” policy. But what is new is OBOR’s potential to upgrade substantially China’s economic presence in southern and eastern Europe.
The leaders seeking to rebuild connections across Eurasia’s vast landmass might not like to be compared to the great Mongol warlord and empire-builder Genghis Khan. But to understand today’s efforts to reconnect Eurasia, the Great Khan provides useful lessons.
If decades of torrid growth have been the opening scene on Asia’s economic stage, the region’s reconnecting—through new roads, railways, and other infrastructure—could be the next act.