June 06, 2022
Is China Hitting Back at India’s INSTC Plans?
By Nima Khorrami
A recent trip by China’s defense minister featured key stops on the planned International North South Transport Corridor, India’s answer to the Belt and Road.
May 13, 2022
China and Uzbekistan: An Emerging Development Partnership?
By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Uzbekistan is leveraging its partnership with China to address the logistical and geographic challenges it faces.
July 09, 2020
How Is China’s Belt and Road Changing Central Asia?
By Roza Nurgozhayeva
To what extent does the BRI lead to the expansion of China’s institutions and legal norms in Central Asia?
May 01, 2020
Understanding Sinophobia in Central Asia
By Sebastien Peyrouse
Sinophobia in Central Asia is real. But does that translate into a threat to China’s lasting presence in the region?
February 06, 2020
The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia
By Katie Stallard-Blanchette
Washington signals a new pushback against China in the former Soviet republics.
January 23, 2020
Russia’s Strategy in Central Asia: Inviting India to Balance China
By Yuan Jiang
Russia’s invitation for India to link up with Eurasian Economic Union recalls the SCO expansion saga.
July 03, 2019
Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
By Yau Tsz Yan
With vast investments at stake, Chinese private security firms are expanding operations in Kyrgyzstan and beyond.
June 21, 2019
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: A Vehicle for Cooperation or Competition?
By Eleanor Albert
The SCO reflects shifting power dynamics in this subregion, particularly between China and Russia.
November 17, 2018
How the US Can Give Uzbekistan Options
By James Durso
America’s goal should be to ensure the Uzbeks have alternative options to dealing with Russia and China.
May 03, 2018
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
By Indra Overland and Roman Vakulchuk
Uzbekistan’s transformation will fast-track the new Silk Road.
January 06, 2018
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
By Catherine Putz
As 2018 began, a glut of Central Asia-themed reports surfaced in major media outlets; recommended reads.
January 04, 2018
The Geopolitics of the Beijing-Moscow Consensus
By Enrico Cau
The integration of China’s Belt and Road and Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union will have major implications.