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Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
December 29, 2018
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
In Bishkek, Kyrgyz demonstrated against China’s mass detainment of Muslims, but other grievances are shaping protests too.
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
December 04, 2018
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
Efforts in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to garner attention on the Xinjiang camps have grown, but still to little effect.
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
September 07, 2018
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
With Xu Qiliang making stops in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, China is continuing to boost security relations in the region.
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
August 13, 2018
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Central Asian countries are betting on the BRI for long-term benefits, despite the apparent risks.
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
June 14, 2018
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
In Central Asia, Chinese companies can score financing from both Beijing and local capitals. But is anyone profiting?
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
June 07, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
The failure of the Bishkek power plant in January has had domestic fallout, but its bilateral dimension could scorch Beijing too.
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
May 03, 2018
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
Uzbekistan’s transformation will fast-track the new Silk Road.
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Central Asian Boost
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
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