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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
A ‘China Town’ in Northern Tajikistan
October 20, 2015
A ‘China Town’ in Northern Tajikistan
China is quietly developing a strong presence in this Central Asian country.
A ‘China Town’ in Northern Tajikistan
Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
September 21, 2015
Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
Beijing should approach its partnership with Moscow in Central Asia with a degree of caution.
Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
September 10, 2015
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
The “One Belt, One Road” strategy provides a guide to the future of China in Eurasia.
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
Interview: Competing Perspectives on Democracy in Central Asia
August 26, 2015
Interview: Competing Perspectives on Democracy in Central Asia
The Diplomat talks with Dr. Mariya Y. Omelicheva about why efforts to promote democracy have failed in the region.
Interview: Competing Perspectives on Democracy in Central Asia
China and Kyrgyzstan: So Near, Yet So Far
August 11, 2015
China and Kyrgyzstan: So Near, Yet So Far
The Sino-Kyrgyz border is, on paper, an important crossing but its development has been slow.
China and Kyrgyzstan: So Near, Yet So Far
Speculation on Russia’s Recent Drone Deployment
June 26, 2015
Speculation on Russia’s Recent Drone Deployment
A report suggests Moscow is trying to counter Beijing’s influence in Central Asia. But the evidence is thin.
Speculation on Russia’s Recent Drone Deployment
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
June 03, 2015
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
China and Russia are stepping up their collaboration, even as they compete for regional primacy.
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
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