October 22, 2022
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.
September 26, 2022
China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Move Railway Plans Forward With Agreement at SCO
By Catherine Putz
Under the September 14 agreement, the three parties will jointly fund a feasibility study of a proposed route through Kyrgyzstan necessary to bring the CKU Railway into being.
September 15, 2022
What Does Xi Jinping’s Visit Tell Us About China’s Relationship with Central Asia?
By Brian Wong and Iskander Akylbayev
While the meeting with Putin stole headlines, Xi’s trips to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are about far more than Russia.
July 06, 2022
China Takes Full Advantage of Taliban’s Isolation
By Niva Yau
Chinese interests in expanding its engagement in Afghanistan lies in opportunist thinking.
May 26, 2022
The Language of the China-Russia Soft Power Rivalry in Uzbekistan
By Niginakhon Uralova
The China-Russia soft power rivalry in Uzbekistan plays out most clearly via language and education programs.
May 13, 2022
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.
May 05, 2022
Public Opinion on China Waning in Central Asia
By Elizabeth Woods and Thomas Baker
Even as China’s economic influence expands, a credibility gap looms in Central Asia.
April 19, 2022
China’s Inadvertent Empire: Welcome to Sinostan
By Catherine Putz
An interview with Raffaello Pantucci about China’s rise, as seen through Beijing’s engagements in Central Asia.
January 21, 2022
Observer Now, Beneficiary Later: China and the Unrest in Kazakhstan
By Benno Zogg
China’s interests in Kazakhstan appear unaffected. As the Kazakhstani regime seeks economic growth and may tighten repression, Beijing's importance could grow.
January 18, 2022
After Kazakhstan Crisis, China Will Reassess Its Influence in Central Asia
By Igor Denisov
Despite its economic clout in Kazakhstan, Beijing has had far less political leverage than Moscow.
January 17, 2022
Beijing’s Public Diplomacy in South And Central Asia
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Samantha Custer.
January 11, 2022
China and Russia Both Benefit From the CSTO Intervention in Kazakhstan
By Luke Botting
Far from causing friction, Russia’s intervention in Kazakhstan shows the durability of the Sino-Russian relationship.