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One Belt, One Road: A Convergence of Civilizations?
May 24, 2017
One Belt, One Road: A Convergence of Civilizations?
Insights from Tamara Chin.
One Belt, One Road: A Convergence of Civilizations?
Silk Purses from Sows’ Ears: Russian Railways and the Pig Market Silk Road Stimulus
May 18, 2017
Silk Purses from Sows’ Ears: Russian Railways and the Pig Market Silk Road Stimulus
Win-win cooperation will net oligarchs billions, but the average Russian very little.
Silk Purses from Sows’ Ears: Russian Railways and the Pig Market Silk Road Stimulus
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
March 30, 2016
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
The Yiwu-Tehran train is a significant part of Beijing’s plans for regional integration.
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
One Belt, One Road, One Heritage: Cultural Diplomacy and the Silk Road
March 29, 2016
One Belt, One Road, One Heritage: Cultural Diplomacy and the Silk Road
The cultural aspects of the Belt and Road could forever reshape regional politics and security.
One Belt, One Road, One Heritage: Cultural Diplomacy and the Silk Road
Nepal Looks East to China
March 23, 2016
Nepal Looks East to China
Amid a nadir in ties with India, Nepal's prime minister looks to China for an alternate source of economic opportunity.
Nepal Looks East to China
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
Is China’s Silk Road Coming to Europe? Not So Fast
January 29, 2016
Is China’s Silk Road Coming to Europe? Not So Fast
China's attempts to extend the New Silk Road westward have encountered problems.
Is China’s Silk Road Coming to Europe? Not So Fast
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
January 22, 2016
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
Why the 'Silk Road' is a massive misnomer, in more ways than one.
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
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
China Is Recreating the American 'Hub-and-Spoke' System in Asia
September 11, 2015
China Is Recreating the American 'Hub-and-Spoke' System in Asia
What China's doing should be familiar to observers of U.S. Asia policy.
China Is Recreating the American 'Hub-and-Spoke' System in Asia
Tajik Leader in China, Building Roads
September 03, 2015
Tajik Leader in China, Building Roads
Dushanbe needs Chinese investment to fix its deteriorating highway system.
Tajik Leader in China, Building Roads
China and Latin America: Back to the Future
June 16, 2015
China and Latin America: Back to the Future
China’s foray into Latin America builds on an extensive history.
China and Latin America: Back to the Future
An 'All Weather' Encounter: China's Xi Jinping Heads to Pakistan
April 18, 2015
An 'All Weather' Encounter: China's Xi Jinping Heads to Pakistan
Chinese President Xi Jinping will head to Pakistan next week. What's on the agenda?
An 'All Weather' Encounter: China's Xi Jinping Heads to Pakistan
Why the ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative Matters for the EU
April 09, 2015
Why the ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative Matters for the EU
China’s grand initiative represents all sorts of opportunities for Europe.
Why the ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative Matters for the EU
Recap: A Community Conversation with <em>Flashpoints</em> Authors
April 07, 2015
Recap: A Community Conversation with Flashpoints Authors
On March 31, 2015, Flashpoints authors spoke to Reddit's /r/geopolitics community. Here are the highlights.
Recap: A Community Conversation with Flashpoints Authors
Nepal: China's Gateway to South Asia?
January 08, 2015
Nepal: China's Gateway to South Asia?
China's latest South Asian addition to the Silk Road: Nepal.
Nepal: China's Gateway to South Asia?
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