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Middle Corridor

How Kazakhstan’s SCO Chairmanship Has Navigated East-West Tensions

How Kazakhstan’s SCO Chairmanship Has Navigated East-West Tensions

By Nigel Li
Expanding membership risks a loss of focus for the organization, but Kazakhstan has pursued a vision that could be more enduring.

The West Is Laser-Focused on Central Asia’s Middle Corridor. So Is China.

The West Is Laser-Focused on Central Asia’s Middle Corridor. So Is China.

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
For more commodities to move west from Central Asia, better infrastructure, more inter-agency cooperation, and modern customs systems are necessary. 
India in the Caucasus and Central Asia: The Giant Next Door

India in the Caucasus and Central Asia: The Giant Next Door

By Oleg Abdurashitov and Eldaniz Gusseinov
The shift from a security-focused engagement to broader cooperation with the Caucasus and Central Asian states underscores India’s pursuit of strategic depth.

The Middle Corridor: A Renaissance in Global Commerce

The Middle Corridor: A Renaissance in Global Commerce

By Hunter Stoll
Although the Middle Corridor offers promise, its journey toward becoming a viable strategic alternative to existing trade routes will be met with tough challenges.

Navigating New Horizons: Uzbekistan’s Role in Global Connectivity

Navigating New Horizons: Uzbekistan’s Role in Global Connectivity

By Alouddin Komilov
The EU and Central Asia have a critical opportunity to strengthen their collaboration in the face of evolving geopolitical challenges affecting global trade routes.

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Why the Middle Corridor Is a Double-Edged Sword

Why the Middle Corridor Is a Double-Edged Sword

By Seamus Duffy
Europe is pushing hard to advance the Middle Corridor, but other countries like China, Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan will almost certainly benefit from the infrastructure being built.

The Truth About Eurasian Rail Freight Transport

The Truth About Eurasian Rail Freight Transport

By Chris B. Wensink
The bulk of railway freight between Asia and Europe crosses Russian territory. Yet the route has not been the focus of Western sanctions – so far.
Trans-Caspian Route: Kazakhstan’s Gateway to Europe

Trans-Caspian Route: Kazakhstan’s Gateway to Europe

By Rahimbek Abdrahmanov and Kamshat Zhumagulova
For Kazakhstan, in particular, the development of the Middle Corridor offers broader access to global markets.

Building Bridges or Shifting Course? Assessing the China-Georgia Strategic Partnership 

Building Bridges or Shifting Course? Assessing the China-Georgia Strategic Partnership 

By Revaz Topuria
Despite longstanding diplomatic flirtation, the announcement of a strategic partnership between the two countries still came as a significant surprise.

From Central Asia to Europe: What Is the Most Sustainable Transport Corridor?

From Central Asia to Europe: What Is the Most Sustainable Transport Corridor?

By Catherine Putz
A recent European study highlighted the Central Trans-Caspian Network as the best option to connect Central Asia with Europe.

Kazakhstan’s Ports: A Vital Node of the Middle Corridor

Kazakhstan’s Ports: A Vital Node of the Middle Corridor

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
While many issues are beyond Astana’s control, having modern and expanded ports will give the Middle Corridor a fighting chance at success.
New Hopes for Old Projects? China Gears Up Rail Efforts With Kazakhstan

New Hopes for Old Projects? China Gears Up Rail Efforts With Kazakhstan

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
China seeks easier trade access to European markets by developing its rail network with Kazakhstan and trialing the Middle Corridor.

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