Global Tipping Points: The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Trillion Dollar Bet to Win Global Primacy

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester


  • Free with Code. Please email Tim Horgan at to receive the code.

Global Tipping Points

The Belt and Road Initiative: China's Trillion Dollar Bet to Win Global Primacy

In 2013, China began a massive infrastructure program, initially called the New Silk Road, that would stretch all across Asia and into Europe. The idea behind the, now termed, Belt and Road Initiative is to connect China to new markets and to create a trade route that rivals the famous Silk Road of a couple thousand years ago. However, many people fear that this unprecedented program is designed to build China's power in the region through a mix of diplomacy and strong armed tactics. Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire to hear from Foreign Policy Association Fellow, Sarwar Kashmeri, about China's efforts to dominate the world through their largess. 

When: November 12th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Where: Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall
2500 North River Road 
Manchester, NH 03106

[Online registration closed, but tickets can

still be purchased at the door]


Members - Free

Non Members - $10

SNHU Students & Faculty - Free (w/ registration code)

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More About Sarwar Kashmeri

Sarwar Kashmeri is  a Fellow with the Foreign Policy Association, and Applied Research Fellow at the Peace & War Center, Norwich University.

He is an author of three books and a current affairs commentator, noted for his expertise on US-EU relations, NATO, and U.S. China relations.  A former international businessman, he served as a communications adviser to several Fortune 100 companies and the World Bank, and brings a global business perspective to his work in U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. He hosts “China in Focus” a series of podcasts on U.S./China relations for the Carnegie Corporation of New York. His latest book, “China’s Grand Strategy; Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy,” was published by Praeger in July 2019. Major launches for the book include the annual meeting of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington DC (November 7, 2019)) where he and former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will introduce the book, and at the annual World Affairs Forum in New York (September 25, 2019) where he will appear with Ambassador João Vale de Almeida of Portugal, head of the EU delegation to the United Nations. The book is the Centennial publication of the Foreign Policy Association, New York.

He served a 4 year term as non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. And lives in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Kashmeri earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Engineering from Saint Louis University.

Books for Sale and Signings

Copies of Kashmeri's new book, China's Grand Strategy: Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy, will be available for purchase at the event. The book can also be purchased online from: ABC-CLIOAmazonBarnes & Noble, and more. Following the end of his talk, Kashmeri will be available to sign copies. 

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