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Robert C. Thornett

Robert C. Thornett is an educator and writer. His articles have appeared in Solutions Journal, Education Next, Yale Environment 360, Modern Diplomacy, and Earth Island Journal. He taught previously in Shenzhen, China, and currently teaches in Panama.
Articles by Robert C. Thornett

Belt and Road Hazards, Coming to the Americas

At a nationally televised press conference in Panama City in March 2019, a China-funded team of Chinese and Panamanian engineers took the stage. They unveiled the results of their feasibility study of the proposed high-speed Panama-Chiriquí Railway. They announced that the megaproject would cost $4.1 billion and take six years to build. Travel time from…

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