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Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
May 25, 2015
Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
China, Russia and the U.S. each have visions to connect Central Asia with the rest of Eurasia.
Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
China: A Bump in the Silk Road
May 21, 2015
China: A Bump in the Silk Road
China’s grand plans for the region could be derailed without a change in approach.
China: A Bump in the Silk Road
Tajikistan and China to Trade… Felons
May 21, 2015
Tajikistan and China to Trade… Felons
Extradition among the region's states is common, so is torture.
Tajikistan and China to Trade… Felons
Can the China-Russia Warmth Last?
May 08, 2015
Can the China-Russia Warmth Last?
Despite much bonhomie of late, the two powers have sharply divergent interests in Central Asia.
Can the China-Russia Warmth Last?
China’s Growing Presence in Russia’s Backyard
March 25, 2015
China’s Growing Presence in Russia’s Backyard
Russia’s traditional dominance of Central Asia is being tested by China’s economic appeal.
China’s Growing Presence in Russia’s Backyard
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
March 23, 2015
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
The two powers are pursuing competing interests in Central Asia.
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
Is Moscow Losing Its Security Edge in Central Asia?
February 17, 2015
Is Moscow Losing Its Security Edge in Central Asia?
Recent reports suggest a shift in the region’s security calculations.
Is Moscow Losing Its Security Edge in Central Asia?
China’s 'One Belt, One Road' To Where?
February 17, 2015
China’s 'One Belt, One Road' To Where?
Why do Beijing’s regional trade and transport plans worry so many people?
China’s 'One Belt, One Road' To Where?
Mackinder Revisited: Will China Establish Eurasian Empire 3.0?
February 07, 2015
Mackinder Revisited: Will China Establish Eurasian Empire 3.0?
China has emerged as a new contender for control over Mackinder’s “Heartland.”
Mackinder Revisited: Will China Establish Eurasian Empire 3.0?
Eurasia: The Hype of Continentalism
February 03, 2015
Eurasia: The Hype of Continentalism
‘Analysts should not allow geopolitical possibility to overshadow the divisive conflicts that exist throughout Eurasia.’
Eurasia: The Hype of Continentalism
Russia’s Waning Soft Power in Central Asia
January 09, 2015
Russia’s Waning Soft Power in Central Asia
The Russian language is fading in the region, and there seems little Moscow can do about it.
Russia’s Waning Soft Power in Central Asia
Russia and the SCO Military Exercises
August 28, 2014
Russia and the SCO Military Exercises
Russia may be putting aside its reluctance to accept the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s growing clout in Central Asia.
Russia and the SCO Military Exercises
China Courts Central Asia
October 04, 2013
China Courts Central Asia
Amid an unprecedented flurry of energy deals, Beijing strengthens alliances on Russia’s backdoor but struggles to keep Xinjiang as happy.
China Courts Central Asia
Tightening the Silk Road Belt
September 18, 2013
Tightening the Silk Road Belt
Xinjiang is China’s a gateway to Eurasia. But achieving Beijing’s vision will take more than just money.
Tightening the Silk Road Belt
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