The Eurasian Integration project brings together business, policy and academic perspectives on the integration of Eurasia that is being principally driven by the various One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives launched by China in 2015. The OBOR spans the Eurasian land mass covering 64 countries, comprising 62% of the world’s population and 30% of its output, and includes some of the world’s largest reserves of minerals and underused agricultural land. While it is generally agreed that the potential for growth in this region suffices to engender a major shift in the economic and geopolitical structure of the global system, there are immense challenges in the path of such change. For Eurasia is a region with extremely complex and often far from stable economic, political, cultural and environmental conditions, exacerbated by such key issues as the long-term relationship between Russia and China, tensions between China and India over the Pakistan Corridor element of the OBOR, and the overarching question of China-USA relations.
OBOR is the focus of the Global Policy Institute, Federal Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, Research Consortium funded by the ‘EU-India Think Tank Twinning Initiative’.