Will the Belt and Road Become Afghanistan’s Road to Peace and Development?

Interview with Shakeel Ahmad Ramay

CEO of ther Asian Institute of Eco-Civilization Research and Development (AIERD)

Islamabad, Pakistan

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The Silent Revolution in African Rail

Interview with Olawale A-Rasheed

CEO of Abuja, Nigeria-based African Railway Consulting Ltd.

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What is The Health Silk Road and How is it Evolving?

Interview with Henry Tillman

Founder and Chairman of China Investment Research

London, U.K.

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The Final Demise of the Chinese Debt-Trap Narrative

Interview with Shakeel Ahmad Ramay, Pakistan’s Sustainable Development Policy Institute

And Dennis Small, Ibero-America Director, Executive Intelligence Review.

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The Maritime Silk Road: Past, Present and Future

Interview with Professor Richard Griffiths, Director of the New Silk Roads Project 

at the International Institute of Asian Studies at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

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The Environmental Impact of the Belt and Road and China’s Development

Interview with Erik Solheim, former Environment Minister of Norway

President of the Belt and Road Green Development Institute, Beijing

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Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Belt and Road Initiative

Interview with Chairman of the Belt and Road Institute in Sweden

Ulf Sandmark

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Rail Transport from China to Europe along the Eurasian Land-Bridge

Interview with Ms. Huilin Shin, Editor of Railfreight.cn

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Sri Lanka’s Role in The Belt and Road Initiative

Interview with Yasiru Ranaraj, marine transport technology expert, Sri Lanka.

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Facts v Fiction

Interview with Shakeel Ramay, from the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan.

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EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments

Host Hussein Askary interview with Henry Tillman, founder of China Investment Research, U.K.

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The Belt and Road Institute in Sweden (BRIX) has received permission from the New Silk Roads Project at the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden) to post its series of podcasts and videos.
Silk Road Histories: SRH series

Highlights the developments of land and seaborne trade and connectivity between Asia and Europe over the past four thousand years

The Maritime Silk Road 2500-2000 BCE (R.T. Griffiths)

The Role of Silk on the Silk Road (Valerie Hansen)

The Most Globalised City 1000 CE (Valerie Hansen)

The Seven Voyages of Admiral He Part 1 (R.T. Griffiths)

The Seven Voyages of Admiral He Part 2 (R.T. Griffiths)

The Mongol Landscape Map (R.T. Griffiths)

Camel Caravans FAQ (R.T. Griffiths)


China’s Belt and Road: BRI series

Examines the policies of China’s Belt and Road initiative, as well as those of other countries, and the reaction to them

Russia and China’s BRI – Interview with Professor Maslov

Why is the BRI NOT a Marshall Plan (R.T. Griffiths)

China’s Trade with BRI Countries (R.T. Griffiths)

The Arctic Challenge (R.T. Griffiths)

Integrating EAEU into the BRI (R.T. Griffiths)

The IR Topography of Asia (Alice de Jonge)


New Silk Roads NSR series

Explores the overland developments in trade and infrastructure on the Eurasian land-mass between China and Europe

The China-Europe Freight Trains FAQ (R.T. Griffiths)


Maritime Silk Road: MSR series

Analyses developments in trade and shipping on the trade routes between Asia and Europe, and the supply-lines feeding into these

Maritime Silk Road Book Update: Jan-Jun 2020 (R.T. Griffiths)

Why the Maritime Silk Road is not about Ports (R.T. Griffiths)


Podcast: The Laos-China Railway as a Development Corridor along the Belt and Road
In this new webcast / podcast from the Belt and Road Institute in Sweden, Professor Chen Xiangming, Director of Urban Studies Program and Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology at Trinity College…