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Belt and Road Studies Network: Call for BRI-related Research Reports by Global Think Tanks

2023-01-19 16:03·BRSN

Belt and Road Studies Network:

Call for BRI-related Research Reports by Global Think Tanks 

Belt and Road Studies Network (BRSN) is an important platform for think tanks of all countries to enhance exchanges of ideas and offer consulting services to policy-making. Since its inauguration, the network has been effectively fulfilling its duties, building an open mechanism of academic exchanges and cooperation, serving international think tanks, international and regional organizations and researchers of various countries, and promoting researches and exchanges on topics related to the BRI.

The year 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the BRI. Over the past decade, the BRI has changed from concept to practice and achieved remarkable results, and the initiative has become a platform for international cooperation and popular global public goods. In order to summarize the experience of the past 10 years and map out future development direction, our network is now launching a call for reports from think tanks and researchers around the world.

The details for reference are as follows:


We have 27 optional topics, which include researches on conceptual value and macro policies of the BRI, cooperative mechanism and fields, and cultural and people-to-people exchanges under the BRI.

The 27 topics are as follows:

1.Study on the Relationship between the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Promoting the Building of a Human Community with a Shared Future

2.Study on the Global Development Value of High-quality Development of the BRI with Joint Efforts

3.Study on the Relationship between Chinese Modernization and the Construction of the BRI

4.The Belt and Road Development Studies

5.Study on the Implementation of the Global Security Initiative, Preventing and Resolving Non-traditional Security Risks of the BRI

6.Study on International Cooperation Platform Construction of the BRI and Enrichment of BRI International Public Goods Supply

7.Study on BRI Construction and the Reform of Global Governance System

8.Study on the Mechanism and Practice of Linking the BRI Construction to High-level Opening-up

9.Study on Strengthening the Construction of the BRI Supply Chain and Industrial and Supply Chain Safety

10.Study on the Status Quo and Opportunities of New Infrastructure Construction under the BRI

11.Study on "Soft Connectivity" International Negotiation Mechanism under BRI Rules and Standards

12.Study on the Four-in-one Interconnection of Land, Sea, Sky, and Network Layout

13.A New Round of Technological Revolution and Industrial Transformation Empowers the Construction of the BRI

14.Study on the Path of Building a Community of Health under the BRI

15.New Space for Digital International Cooperation under the BRI

16.Study on Financial Cooperation of Emerging Economies Involved in the BRI

17.Study on International Cooperation on Green and Low Carbon Development under the BRI

18.Study on Agricultural Cooperation and Food Security under the BRI

19.Study on Experience Sharing in Poverty Reduction, and Cooperation in Promoting the Progress of Poverty Reduction in Countries Involved in the BRI

20.Study on Transnational and Transregional Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Cooperation under the BRI

21.Study on Energy Cooperation and Energy Security under the BRI

22.Study on BRI and International Intellectual Property Protection Cooperation

23.Study on the Construction of International Joint Evaluation Mechanism for the BRI Projects

24.Study on Exchanges and Cooperation between Cities under the BRI

25.Case Study of Cross-cultural Communication in Promoting People-to-people Exchanges under the BRI

26.Study on the Practices and Path of Promoting International Think Tanks Cooperation

27.Study on "Fact-checking" of International Public Opinion Concerning the BRI

II.Forms of participation

Think tanks and researchers can participate via the following two forms:

1.Submission of papers.

Choose from the topics above, and the title of the paper could be determined by the author. The length of the paper should be 4000-10000 words, and the format should conform to the academic norms, including abstract, keywords, body part, bibliography and citation notes. Please refer to the following details for examples of citations:

For Chinese annotations:

For materials cited in Chinese annotation articles, please indicate the author's name, document name, publisher, publication time, and page number of the data. Examples of the format are as follows:



(2)论文(Academic papers)




For English annotations:

The requirements for foreign language annotations are basically the same as those for Chinese annotations. Article titles should be marked in quotation marks; book titles and journal/newspaper names displayed in italics; monographs indicated the place of publication. Examples of the format are as follows:

(1) Monograph

Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Power and Interdependence: World Politics in Transition, Boston: Little Brown Company, 1997, p.33.

(2) Academic papers

Tim Dunne, "New Thinking on International Society", British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol.3, No.2, 2001, pp.223-244.

(3) Newspaper

Henry A. Kissinger. M Nixon's Key Adviser on Defense, The New York Times, December 3, 1968.

For Internet materials annotations:

As for the Internet materials, it is needed to indicate the author's name, document title, detailed URL and access time.

2. Thematic research

You are encouraged to refer to the selected topics, carry out monographic study according to your interest and finish the in-depth research reports. If any think tanks or experts are willing to carry out monographic study, please contact the committee secretariat for details.

III. Languages

Chinese and English

IV. Selection and Release

The committee will organize experts to review the submitted papers, and the selected papers will be compiled and published in the first half of 2023, and they will also be released on the official website and BRSN journal(Belt and Road Review).

For monographic study results, the release time and form will be depended on the research progress.

V. Time and method of submitting papers

1. The deadline for submitting papers is March 31, 2023. Please submit papers through email, add the script to the email attachment and send it to: Please indicate Belt and Road Studies Network Call for Research Reports in the subject of the email.

2.The time and method of submitting monographic study results will be determined according to the actual situation.

3. Contact information:


Contact: Mr. Du  (0086)010-88054199