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3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
August 31, 2016
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
A look at the successes and complications of Xi’s signature project.
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East
August 18, 2016
Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East
Central Asia's energy resources are increasingly flowing not to Russia, but to China and emerging Asian economies.
Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
August 16, 2016
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
Central Asian countries are turning to China for funding -- but by default, not by preference.
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
Kazakhstan's China Choice
July 06, 2016
Kazakhstan's China Choice
Kazakhstan's future is at a crossroads, with its relationship to China as the key.
Kazakhstan's China Choice
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
June 24, 2016
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
Putin has big Eurasian dreams and more on the SCO; recommended reads.
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
May 24, 2016
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
Beijing's belt fits with Kazakhstan's sunny path, but questions remain on its compatibility with the EEU.
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
Andijan and its Boogeymen
May 13, 2016
Andijan and its Boogeymen
Uzbek corruption, Chinese influence in Kazakhstan, and hipsters; weekend reads.
Andijan and its Boogeymen
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
February 11, 2016
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
The route avoids Russia, plays into the opening of Iran and pleases China.
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
December 23, 2015
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps
December 17, 2015
China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps
China’s ‘Belt and Road’ fits nicely with Nurly Zhol, Kazakhstan’s bright pathway to the future.
China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps
Can Kazakhstan Learn to Fight Corruption from China?
September 02, 2015
Can Kazakhstan Learn to Fight Corruption from China?
Astana has big economic dreams and hopes to follow China's example in combating corruption.
Can Kazakhstan Learn to Fight Corruption from China?
China-Kazakhstan Copper Mine Brawl: Food for Thought?
July 14, 2015
China-Kazakhstan Copper Mine Brawl: Food for Thought?
Authorities stress that the fight was just a fight, not a pending geopolitical flash point.
China-Kazakhstan Copper Mine Brawl: Food for Thought?
Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
May 11, 2015
Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
The recovery of the Kazakh economy depends on Russia and China.
Kazakh Growth Rate to Bottom Out in 2015
China's Silk Road in the Spotlight as Xi Heads to Kazakhstan
May 08, 2015
China's Silk Road in the Spotlight as Xi Heads to Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, the first stop on China's Silk Road Economic Belt, is of growing strategic importance to Beijing.
China's Silk Road in the Spotlight as Xi Heads to Kazakhstan
China's Xi Prepares to Visit Russia
May 07, 2015
China's Xi Prepares to Visit Russia
Xi will seek to further cement China-Russia ties as he attends Victory Day celebrations in Moscow.
China's Xi Prepares to Visit Russia
China, Kazakhstan Sign $23 Billion in Deals
March 28, 2015
China, Kazakhstan Sign $23 Billion in Deals
China expands its economic ties with an important partner for its Silk Road Economic Belt project.
China, Kazakhstan Sign $23 Billion in Deals
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