NBR Special Report no. 80
Securing the Belt and Road Initiative
China's Evolving Military Engagement Along the Silk Roads
This NBR Special Report assesses the implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for the calculations of the People’s Liberation Army and other Chinese security actors. Taken together, the seven essays in the report present a sweeping picture of the set of options that are under consideration to secure China’s interests along the BRI routes.
Securing the Belt and Road: Prospects for Chinese Military Engagement Along the Silk Roads
Overseas Military Operations in Belt and Road Countries: The Normative Constraints and Legal Framework
The Space and Cyberspace Components of the Belt and Road Initiative
The Dawn of a PLA Expeditionary Force?
The Potential Dual Use of Support Facilities in the Belt and Road Initiative
The Dragon’s Cuddle: China’s Security Power Projection into Central Asia and Lessons for the Belt and Road Initiative
China’s Security Activities in Tajikistan and Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor
China’s Private Security Companies: The Evolution of a New Security Actor
This report was produced with support from the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security.