How China’s Belt and Road Took Over the World
By Shannon Tiezzi
Mapping the BRI's growth over its first 10 years – and its transformation from a Eurasian transit corridor to an initiative with global scope.
China Speeds up Its ‘Look West’ Strategy
By Nian Peng
Central Asia is becoming more and more crucial to China’s interests, and Beijing’s recent diplomacy reflects that.
China’s Central Asian Rail Investment Does Not Add Up
By Tristan Kenderdine and Péter Bucsky
China’s contribution to Central Asian rail connectivity remains miniscule.
Potholes and Bumps Along the Silk Road Economic Belt in Central Asia
By Li-Chen Sim and Farkhod Aminjonov
Belt and Road-related problems could prompt Central Asian states to re-engage more seriously with other actors.
Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road
By Catherine Putz
A new report highlights Kazakhstan as receiving the greatest volume and diversity of Beijing’s public diplomacy activities in South and Central Asia.
The Khorgos Hype on the Belt and Road
By Henry Ruehl
Despite lofty ambitions, Khorgos is less transformative than its proponents believe – and yet it does illustrate some of the promise of the BRI.