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From Russian Ladas to Chinese BYDs: Central Asia’s Changing Priorities

From Russian Ladas to Chinese BYDs: Central Asia’s Changing Priorities

By Rakshith Shetty
Beijing is steadily drawing the region into its orbit and away from Russia's traditional sphere of influence.

How Does China Study Central Asia?

How Does China Study Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
A conversation with Frank Maracchione on Central Asia studies in China.
Comparing Chinese and Indian Energy Security Strategies in Central Asia

Comparing Chinese and Indian Energy Security Strategies in Central Asia

By Kashif Hasan Khan and Marin Ekstrom
In terms of energy security, China is currently edging out India for influence in Central Asia. 

What Happens to Central Asian Youth After Following China’s ‘Educational Silk Road?’

What Happens to Central Asian Youth After Following China’s ‘Educational Silk Road?’

By Adina Masalbekova and Nigora Tangatarova
In contrast to the past, when youth from Central Asia largely migrated to Russia and other countries to do hard, physical labor, the younger generation is more focused on looking for educational opportunities abroad.

Huawei’s Growing Presence in Central Asia’s Telecom Industry

Huawei’s Growing Presence in Central Asia’s Telecom Industry

By Berikbol Dukeyev, Dilfuza Mirzakhmedova, and Madina Tursonova
In both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Huawei has positioned itself as a major player in the telecommunications market.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Kyrgyzstan Declares an Energy Emergency and Looks to China for Support

Kyrgyzstan Declares an Energy Emergency and Looks to China for Support

By Catherine Putz
As Bishkek announces a three-year energy emergency, newly announced Chinese energy projects provide some hope – but when, and at what cost?

Kyrgyzstan’s Path to Peak Repayments to China: Context and Dilemmas

Kyrgyzstan’s Path to Peak Repayments to China: Context and Dilemmas

By Nargiza Muratalieva
Debts to China influence the domestic policies of Central Asia’s countries; Kyrgyzstan is a prime example.
The Indo-Pacific Strategy’s Missing Continental Dimension

The Indo-Pacific Strategy’s Missing Continental Dimension

By Naoki Nihei and Marin Ekstrom
Anxiety over the rise of China and the authoritarian threat to the liberal democratic order has driven a maritime-heavy strategy. But don’t forget about the Eurasian landmass.

China-Europe Competition in Central Asia

China-Europe Competition in Central Asia

By Plamen Tonchev
Could Central Asia become a battlefield between China and the West?

Cultural Diplomacy as a Key Instrument of China-Central Asia Cooperation

Cultural Diplomacy as a Key Instrument of China-Central Asia Cooperation

By Paolo Sorbello
An interview with Chinese diplomacy researcher Giulia Sciorati.

Upcoming China-Central Asia Summit to Offer a ‘New Blueprint’ for Relations

Upcoming China-Central Asia Summit to Offer a ‘New Blueprint’ for Relations

By Catherine Putz
Xi has prepared an "important speech" and the six leaders are expected to jointly sign an "important political document.”
A Closer Look at the Growing Chinese Presence in Uzbekistan

A Closer Look at the Growing Chinese Presence in Uzbekistan

By Mukhammadsodik Donaev
Both Chinese expats and Uzbek locals have nuanced views of China’s growing involvement in Uzbekistan.

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