Visitors to this site are welcome to offer constructive comments and suggestions regarding the following questions:
To what extent are the Silk Road Research Centers around the world cooperating with each other?
I'm currently constructing a questionnaire
Which Silk Road sites in each country are most in need of stabilization, excavation, restoration and protection now?
Some sites I've visited need stabilization as it appears domes could fall. In other cases treasure hunters are tearing apart old structures and thus they need protection. Most need to expanded as only a small part of the entire ancient town has been excavated and there's farming going on - on top of ancient ruins.
Is it possible to massively expand archeological work all along the Silk Roads? Though UNESCO seemed to taking the lead on this in the past, the UN now is overwhelmed with other crises... Is it possible some other external funding could be obtained? What individuals and national and international organizations can take a lead in these efforts?
Need to build a database and get media support
To what extent can the Tourist Development organizations in the Silk Road countries work better together to promote and facilitate Silk Road Tourism?
This is a government to government job, however simply suggesting it might facilitate this process. That's called optimism.
Given that half of the world's ancient treasures are sitting in European and American museum basements collecting dust, what kinds of budgets are they dealing with, and can better access be accelerated? Is there a lobby group to encourage better accounting and access to the stolen treasures of the Silk Road countries?
Conflicts in Iraq, Syria, (Yemen), Afghanistan and other Silk Road areas are not going away. Is it possible conflict resolution skills training can be added to the curriculum at all levels of education throughout the region?
This is up to the Ministries of Education in each of those countries.
Non-lethal weaponry has evolved a lot over the past decades. Could occupying armies be persuaded to solve problems in some other way than killing people (which obviously only makes problems worse).
Is it possible "back door" negotiations can take place to get foreign proxy armies out and away from these international conflicts?
The United Nations is such an abject failure it's probably not worth wasting time with them. Can a Pan-Silk Road organization evolve to work as a lobby/negotiating group?
Water, food, medicine, and education are sorely lacking in less economically developed areas along the Silk Road. Is it possible a Land Silk Road research group could evolve to prioritize needs and resources, aided by the governments of these countries? These resource bottle-necks are particularly embarrassing for us Muslims because we actually have a huge percentage of the world's natural resources...
What can Muslims of the Silk Road countries do to promote more positive images of Muslims and Islam, on personal, community, national and international levels? (That's one thing I'm trying to do here...)
What can all people along the Silk Road do to improve the image of this vast and ancient region?