Central Asia is in need of development, energy, and infrastructure, and the BRI can offer these. However, as a region facing transboundary disputes, food and water security problems, and corruption, regulations and incentives must be put in place to ensure the BRI also accounts for the long-term health of people…
Clare Blackwell is a student in the Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance MSc Program. Originally from the US, her background is in anthropology and her previous work has focused on urban forestry and environmental education. She joined the Silk Road Society in February 2021 and has thoroughly enjoyed leading the Central Asia Team.