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The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
May 11, 2017
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
Though Beijing has made inroads in addressing some concerns, the true structural challenges for the initiative remain. 
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
The Silk Roads, Past and Future
May 01, 2017
The Silk Roads, Past and Future
If China’s ambitious initiative can recapture the magic of the ancient Silk Roads, it will change the world.
The Silk Roads, Past and Future
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
March 24, 2017
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
Trade Connectivity: The Missing Link in the Belt and Road
November 23, 2016
Trade Connectivity: The Missing Link in the Belt and Road
China’s Central Asia plans need more than infrastructure if they are to reach their potential.
Trade Connectivity: The Missing Link in the Belt and Road
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
September 26, 2016
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
Dushanbe says Beijing will build 11 new posts along the Tajik-Afghan border.
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
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?
China’s Vice Premier Promotes Silk Road Economic Belt on 4-Country Tour
June 11, 2016
China’s Vice Premier Promotes Silk Road Economic Belt on 4-Country Tour
Zhang Gaoli sought to drum up interest in the ambitious trade and infrastructure network in the Caucasus.
China’s Vice Premier Promotes Silk Road Economic Belt on 4-Country Tour
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
China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union
March 10, 2016
China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union
Beijing’s economic endeavors in Central Asia are off to a better start than Russia’s. Don't expect that to damage ties.
China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union
Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
January 09, 2016
Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
Also, Tajikistan in the Saudi Arabia-Iran split and the Silk Road’s revival; weekend reads.
Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
Is China's 'Belt and Road' a Strategy?
December 16, 2015
Is China's 'Belt and Road' a Strategy?
When is a strategy not a strategy?
Is China's 'Belt and Road' a Strategy?
China's 'Belt and Road' Reaches Europe
November 26, 2015
China's 'Belt and Road' Reaches Europe
China will build railways and ports in Central and Eastern Europe as part of its "Silk Road Economic Belt."
China's 'Belt and Road' Reaches Europe
China's Big Week for European Diplomacy
October 28, 2015
China's Big Week for European Diplomacy
China will host the leaders of Germany and France less than two weeks after Xi's visit to the U.K.
China's Big Week for European Diplomacy
How Europe Should Approach the EEU (and Russia)
October 16, 2015
How Europe Should Approach the EEU (and Russia)
The EEU is an opportunity for Europe to engage with Eurasia -- and mend ties with Russia.
How Europe Should Approach the EEU (and Russia)
China’s Silk Road Takes to the Air
October 13, 2015
China’s Silk Road Takes to the Air
China’s “Belt and Road” is also being forged through airports.
China’s Silk Road Takes to the Air
Is This China’s Eurasian Century?
October 10, 2015
Is This China’s Eurasian Century?
China's response to the U.S. pivot to Asia -- a "march west" -- faces serious hurdles.
Is This China’s Eurasian Century?
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