China’s One-Belt-One-Road initiative (OBOR)

On Monday November 23rd, CIC and the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) hosted a panel to discuss a new CIC report on China’s One-Belt-One-Road initiative (OBOR), its impact on Afghanistan and Pakistan, and how it relates to United States efforts in the broader region. OBOR has the potential to reshape the economic and political order of the region by promoting a network of trade routes, political cooperation, and cultural exchanges.

What does it mean for the United States at a time when the nation’s future in Afghanistan and its relationship with Beijing are subject to fierce debate?


Dr. Barnett Rubin, Senior Fellow and Associate Director, Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation

Ms. Yun Sun, Senior Associate, East Asia Program, Stimson Center

Mr. Thomas Zimmerman, Visiting Scholar, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS)


Dr. Andrew Wilder, Vice President, Asia Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace

Download the CIC paper related to the event - The New Silk Roads: China, the U.S., and the Future of Central Asia  by Thomas Zimmerman

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Nov 23, 2015
China, South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan