About Us


CPEC Wire is a platform dedicated to monitoring the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other global connectivity initiatives in Asia and Africa, especially construction, energy, and infrastructure projects built or financed by China through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The Team

CPEC Wire is edited by Arif Rafiq, a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, and president of Vizier Consulting, LLC, a political risk advisory company. Rafiq is author of "The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Barriers and Impact," which is the first comprehensive public study of CPEC.