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?
China's 'Protracted War' in Xinjiang
October 03, 2015
China's 'Protracted War' in Xinjiang
One of China's top leaders preaches stability and ethnic unity in Xinjiang, even as news of more violence emerges.
China's 'Protracted War' in Xinjiang
China's 'Silk Road' Initiative Is at Risk of Failure
September 24, 2015
China's 'Silk Road' Initiative Is at Risk of Failure
China's "Silk Road PR" is in full swing, but the reality on the ground is different than the rhetoric.
China's 'Silk Road' Initiative Is at Risk of Failure
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
September 10, 2015
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
The “One Belt, One Road” strategy provides a guide to the future of China in Eurasia.
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
Can China Assert Itself in Afghanistan?
August 28, 2015
Can China Assert Itself in Afghanistan?
Beijing needs to play a stronger leadership role in Afghanistan.
Can China Assert Itself in Afghanistan?
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Gets Even More Ambitious
August 13, 2015
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Gets Even More Ambitious
China and Pakistan sign news deals in Xinjiang, while Pakistan talks of linking Iran to the new infrastructure.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Gets Even More Ambitious
Can China-Turkey Relations Move On?
July 30, 2015
Can China-Turkey Relations Move On?
Erodgan sought to move the China-Turkey relationship beyond recent tensions over Uyghur issues.
Can China-Turkey Relations Move On?
Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO
July 21, 2015
Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO
Richard Weitz on Russia's "pivot to Asia," Sino-Russia relations, and the future of the SCO
Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO
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