Entries tagged "U.S. Policy"

  • Is Asia Reconnecting? | Nov. 6, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

    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.

  • 400+ Insights into Asia’s Infrastructure Contest | Oct. 23, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

    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.

  • Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century | Oct. 18, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

    It is time to expand transparent, high-standard regional lending mechanisms – tools that will actually help nations instead of saddle them with mounting debt.

  • When Russia Sold Alaska | Oct. 18, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

    When the United States took possession of Alaska from Russia, 150 years ago today, it paid less than two cents an acre. So what happened to the global market for territory?

  • Many Belts and Many Roads | Oct. 11, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of powerful phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • China to Shape International Trade Via Belt and Road | July 19, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

    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.

  • The Panama Canal’s Cautionary Tale | June 27, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The Panama Canal began with coercion, was built at tremendous human and economic cost, and for decades operated with little benefit to locals. In many ways, Panama’s experience last century underscores the risks for developing countries of pursuing megaprojects with this century’s rising power: China.

  • India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Club | June 8, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

    What might have alarmed U.S. strategists during the Cold War could be cause for relief. The addition of India and Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization signals a potential shift away from military coordination and toward economic cooperation.

  • Strategic Infrastructure | June 5, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

    Infrastructure is often viewed as a domestic economic issue, but throughout history, key projects have also advanced national security and foreign policy objectives.

  • Should the West heed China's siren call for 'Globalization 2.0'? | June 1, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

    If the West remains silent by failing to help shape the Belt and Road or to offer an alternative, China's rhetoric will increasingly become reality.

  • Kick-Start Private Infrastructure with Future Tax-Sharing Bonds | May 26, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

    Financial engineering is driven by new approaches to old problems, as the surprising success of green bonds and social or development impact bonds has shown us. Hopefully, the time of the kicker bond for infrastructure has arrived.

  • Special Report: Asian Infrastructure and Trade | May 15, 2017, 10:25 a.m.

    Asia’s infrastructure push could create new alliances, reports FT emerging markets editor James Kynge, drawing upon Reconnecting Asia’s “Competing Visions” map series.

  • China Invites U.S. to Join "Belt & Road" | April 10, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

  • China, Japan Eye U.S. Infrastructure Prize | April 6, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • The Other Side of the World | March 23, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

    As China looks westward for energy security and the United States seeks to commit more attention to the Pacific, the U.S. must decide how it will try to shape China's role in the Middle East.

  • Trump’s Global Infrastructure Opportunity | Feb. 3, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

    The United States’ geoeconomic leadership depends, in part, on our ability to deliver infrastructure overseas that serves as the backbone for prosperity abroad and creates jobs and strengthens our economy at home.

  • U.S.-Sino Relations in the Arctic | Feb. 1, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

    Collaboration on infrastructure could be a promising area of mutual interest. One of China's strongest interests in the Arctic is associated with new sea lanes, yet without adequate port facilities and other infrastructure capabilities those interests may never be realized. Coordinated U.S. and China infrastructure investments could benefit both nations.

  • The Future of Global Trade | Jan. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

    China has a regional strategy for the Asia-Pacific. Look at the Silk Road Initiative…They’re executing on that strategy. And that positions them in a very powerful way – in the region – to be able to call the shots.

  • Matthew Goodman: US, Japan can aid Asia's infrastructure boom | Nov. 18, 2016, 11:14 a.m.

    While the U.S. and Japan cannot offer as much investment as China in the region, they can offer their expertise and high standards, Matthew Goodman explains in an interview with Nikkei.

  • The Role of U.S. Soft-Infrastructure in Influencing the Reconnecting of Asia | Nov. 17, 2016, 3:49 p.m.

    There are six areas where the United States can directly influence the soft infrastructure in the reconnecting Asia footprint. All of these must be done in coordination with our bilateral and multilateral partners.

  • Washington’s Challenge in Central Asia | Nov. 9, 2016, 9:32 a.m.

    A significant challenge to U.S. national security is looming in Eurasia and appears to be receiving limited attention from the U.S. government: Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative and its plan to connect China with Western Europe through overland routes across Central Asia.

  • The South Caucasus in a Reconnecting Eurasia | Oct. 11, 2016, midnight

    The South Caucasus is an important corridor connecting Europe to Asia and a source of and transit route for Caspian oil and gas. Yet today, violence continues to lurk just below the surface, jeopardizing efforts to build new transit corridors through the region.