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Belt and Road in Central Asia

Sino-Kyrgyz Relations: A (Very) One-sided Relationship

Sino-Kyrgyz Relations: A (Very) One-sided Relationship

By Wilder Alejandro and Marin Ekstrom
On the one hand, China and the BRI have aided Kyrgyzstan in opening up to global trade. On the other hand, Bishkek's debt and dependency on Beijing's loans are alarming.

China’s Rise Reverberates in Tajikistan

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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