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Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
January 06, 2018
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
As 2018 began, a glut of Central Asia-themed reports surfaced in major media outlets; recommended reads.
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia
June 27, 2017
Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia
Can Beijing untie the Pamir Knot?
Summits, Roads and Suspended Disbelief in Central Asia
Will the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Be a Gateway to Central Asia?
May 25, 2017
Will the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Be a Gateway to Central Asia?
Central Asian governments are interested in linking with CPEC, but also wary of security risks.
Will the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Be a Gateway to Central Asia?
Does India's Chabahar Deal Make Sense?
May 24, 2017
Does India's Chabahar Deal Make Sense?
Without a clear economic rationale, Chabahar port might do little more than embroil India in geopolitical games.
Does India's Chabahar Deal Make Sense?
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
May 23, 2017
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
Chinese classes are on the rise, but still not a priority for Tajik students.
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
March 24, 2017
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
February 07, 2017
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Insights from Erica Marat.  
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Trade Connectivity: The Missing Link in the Belt and Road
November 23, 2016
Trade Connectivity: The Missing Link in the Belt and Road
China’s Central Asia plans need more than infrastructure if they are to reach their potential.
Trade Connectivity: The Missing Link in the Belt and Road
Building Collapse an Ill-Omen for Kazakh EXPO 2017
November 19, 2016
Building Collapse an Ill-Omen for Kazakh EXPO 2017
Also, a lucrative apartment sale in Manhattan and China’s Central Asian belt.
Building Collapse an Ill-Omen for Kazakh EXPO 2017
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
September 26, 2016
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
Dushanbe says Beijing will build 11 new posts along the Tajik-Afghan border.
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
Russian, Tajik, Chinese 'Traces' on Bishkek Embassy Bombing
September 14, 2016
Russian, Tajik, Chinese 'Traces' on Bishkek Embassy Bombing
The August 30 attack on the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek was reportedly funded from abroad.
Russian, Tajik, Chinese 'Traces' on Bishkek Embassy Bombing
The Smooth Road Through Boom Gorge
September 03, 2016
The Smooth Road Through Boom Gorge
The road is smooth, for the most part, and cleared just in time.
The Smooth Road Through Boom Gorge
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
August 16, 2016
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
Central Asian countries are turning to China for funding -- but by default, not by preference.
Central Asia’s Lukewarm Pivot to China
Amid Russian Downturn, Kyrgyzstan Turns to China
July 14, 2016
Amid Russian Downturn, Kyrgyzstan Turns to China
Kyrgyzstan is hoping that Chinese funds will secure its domestic political stability.
Amid Russian Downturn, Kyrgyzstan Turns to China
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
June 24, 2016
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
Putin has big Eurasian dreams and more on the SCO; recommended reads.
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
Russia-China: The West’s Dual Challenge
March 10, 2016
Russia-China: The West’s Dual Challenge
Closer Moscow-Beijing ties don’t constitute a common challenge to the West.
Russia-China: The West’s Dual Challenge
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