China’s Rise Reverberates in Tajikistan
By Sher Khashimov
China’s growing importance to – and influence over – the country is a case study in Beijing’s geopolitical rise over the past several decades.
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.
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.
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?
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?
The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia
By Katie Stallard-Blanchette
Washington signals a new pushback against China in the former Soviet republics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.