Eurasian Integration: Creating the New Silk Roads

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Eurasian Integration: Creating the New Silk Roads

<p>In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined a vision for an overland ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ which would connect China’s western provinces with Central Asia, and a ‘New Maritime Silk Road’

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In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined a vision for an overland ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ which would connect China’s western provinces with Central Asia, and a ‘New Maritime Silk Road’ which would span much of Southeast Asia. In this talk, you will learn how China and Russia are facilitating the global infrastructure development program now known as the Belt Road Initiative (BRI), with cooperation from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the Eurasian Economic Union, whose membership includes states in South Asia (India and Pakistan); Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan); and Europe (Belarus and Armenia).


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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO): origins, history, membership, achievements.
  • Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): origins, history, membership, achievements.
  • Belt Road Initiative (BRI): origins, history, membership, achievements.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the role of the SCO and the EAEU in Eurasian integration.
  2. Comprehend the significance of the BRI for Eurasian integration.
  3. Appreciate the importance of Eurasian integration for Australia and the world.