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.
January 03, 2022
The Art of Survival for Central Asian States
By Brian Wong, Iskander Akylbayev, and Valikhan Bakhretdinov
30 years on from the dissolution of the USSR, Central Asian states are a case study in hedging and balancing between global superpowers.
December 28, 2021
Confronting China’s International Counterterror Regime: Pay Attention to the SCO
By James Jennion
The possibility for the SCO to be used as a vehicle to promote a more authoritarian worldview can be seen in the way the language of Beijing’s counterterror policy is paralleled in SCO policy.
November 29, 2021
Mining Kyrgyzstan: Chinese Companies Encounter Increasing Conflict
By Khiradmand Sheraliev
Increased conflict between Kyrgyz citizens and Chinese mining companies highlights the necessity of more careful cooperation.
October 22, 2021
Is Russia Starting to Sour on China?
By Yuan Jiang
A prominent Russian analyst thinks the high point of Sino-Russian cooperation has passed.