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This report highlights essays from our Big Question series - an analysis collection that explore the drivers and implications of the massive infrastructure push taking place across the Eurasian continent.
Wildlife traffickers are taking advantage of new roads, ports, and airports to cross borders more quickly and easily.
Drugs, human smuggling, and illegal migration will remain crucial elements of life and the economy in Central Asia in the coming years, a problem only amplified by the new Silk Road.
To make the most of Asia’s new connections, we must not only seize the positive opportunities they present but also reduce the health risks they could carry.
The real challenge for fighting the illicit drug trade in Central Asia stems less from the supposed risks associated with opening borders or developing transport infrastructure, than from dealing with poverty and corruption.
The ancient Silk Road carried far more than commerce. How might today’s new connections impact the movement of drugs, diseases, and other unintended flows?