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China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 
June 16, 2021

China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 

By Niva Yau and Raffaello Pantucci
None expect China to replace the United States in military terms, but Central Asia may hope Beijing plays a more substantial role in Afghanistan.

China’s Central Asian Rail Investment Does Not Add Up
April 01, 2021

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.
In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure
November 28, 2017

In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure

By Catherine Putz
Chinese authorities have put increasing pressure on ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz in Xinjiang.

Making China's 'One Belt, One Road' More Turkic
July 04, 2016

Making China's 'One Belt, One Road' More Turkic

By Stefanie Kam
Central Asia's Turkic majorities will play a crucial role in the success of China's One Belt, One Road.

Is This China’s Eurasian Century?
October 10, 2015

Is This China’s Eurasian Century?

By Xie Tao
China's response to the U.S. pivot to Asia -- a "march west" -- faces serious hurdles.

China-Kazakhstan Copper Mine Brawl: Food for Thought?
July 14, 2015

China-Kazakhstan Copper Mine Brawl: Food for Thought?

By Catherine Putz
Authorities stress that the fight was just a fight, not a pending geopolitical flash point.

Will All Roads in Central Asia Eventually Lead to China?
June 09, 2015

Will All Roads in Central Asia Eventually Lead to China?

By Catherine Putz
Increased Chinese involvement in the region is a source of both fascination and fear.
China Edging Russia out of Central Asia
November 11, 2014

China Edging Russia out of Central Asia

By Casey Michel
Beijing is continuing to step up its investment in the region, in a way that Moscow cannot match.

China’s Central Asia Overtures: Why Now?
November 06, 2013

China’s Central Asia Overtures: Why Now?

Economic and security factors have prompted a shift in Beijing’s policy towards the region.

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