January 05, 2021
Kazakhstan-China Border Delays as Rail Freight Hedge Wobbles
By Tristan Kenderdine
A bottleneck on the Kazakh-China border has left thousands of wagons waiting to cross for weeks on end.
September 27, 2019
The Khorgos Hype on the Belt and Road
By Henry Ruehl
Despite lofty ambitions, Khorgos is less transformative than its proponents believe – and yet it does illustrate some of the promise of the BRI.
August 13, 2018
Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road
By Umida Hashimova
Central Asian countries are betting on the BRI for long-term benefits, despite the apparent risks.
November 23, 2016
Trade Connectivity: The Missing Link in the Belt and Road
By Sarah Lain
China’s Central Asia plans need more than infrastructure if they are to reach their potential.
July 06, 2016
Kazakhstan's China Choice
By Dmitriy Frolovskiy
Kazakhstan's future is at a crossroads, with its relationship to China as the key.
April 01, 2016
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
By Wade Shepard
Kazakhstan and China hope to make Khorgos Eastern Gate the new crossroads of Eurasia.
September 24, 2015
China's 'Silk Road' Initiative Is at Risk of Failure
By Moritz Rudolf
China's "Silk Road PR" is in full swing, but the reality on the ground is different than the rhetoric.