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"The way is clear for a project that will boost Beijing’s economic ties and diplomatic influence within Central Asia", writes Asia Society Policy Institute's Genevieve Donnellon-May in the South China Morning Post.
WWF Switzerland’s Ion Karagounis discussed ongoing efforts and challenges in greening BRI and related projects in Central Asia with Viktor Novikov, Geographer and Expert on Central Asia of the Zoï Environment Network.
Historian Peter Frankopan has written a brillant follow up to his bestseller «The Silk Roads». In the three years since its release the world has changed at an enormous pace. We asked him how the BRI plays into these recent developments.
A screening of the documentary A Tongue Untied - The Story of Dakhani, written and directed by Gautam Pemmaraju. A film about humour and satire in Dakhani - a vernacular form of Urdu spoken across the Deccan region.
Traveling this summer? Consider drawing inspiration from the story of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., whose epic post-college journey helped introduce cycling and photography to mainstream America.
"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.