March 01, 2020
Why the Trump Administration’s Central Asia Strategy Improves Over Its Predecessors
By S. Frederick Starr and Svante Cornell
U.S. Central Asia policy has room to improve, but the Trump administration is steering things on the right track.
March 29, 2019
China’s Belt and Road: A Reality Check
By Richard Boucher
The Belt and Road makes China a player, but not the biggest nor the most dominant, in the game of international finance.
May 25, 2018
The New Silk Road Is Old: Why You Should Ignore Belt and Road Initiative Maps
By Krzysztof Iwanek
Looking for good publications on the Belt and Road Initiative? Ignore the ones with maps. (Well, maybe not all.)
March 05, 2018
China: A ‘Strategic’ Threat?
By Amitai Etzioni
The Pentagon’s latest National Defense Strategy rests on some shaky assumptions.
May 05, 2017
Why Afghanistan Should Join CPEC
By Anurag Ram Chandran
Trilateral cooperation between Afghanistan, China, and Pakistan on the Belt and Road would benefit all three states.
February 28, 2017
Decoding Central Asia: What’s Next for the US Administration?
By Michał Romanowski
A secure and stable Central Asia is in the interest of the United States.
March 10, 2016
Why China Is Interested in Ukraine
By Olena Mykal
While many countries would like to be part of the Silk Road route, China has a strategic interest in Ukraine.
March 10, 2016
China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union
By Catherine Putz
Beijing’s economic endeavors in Central Asia are off to a better start than Russia’s. Don't expect that to damage ties.
January 21, 2016
Can China’s New Silk Road Save the Greek Economy?
By Gian Luca Atzori
China’s massive project has enormous implications for Greece, and Europe.
December 24, 2015
China’s European Century
By Tilman Pradt
A Wikistrat crowdsourced simulation
October 27, 2015
America’s Society Is Wealthier Than China’s – And It Doesn’t Matter
By Christopher A. McNally and Denny Roy
The large gap in private wealth has limited significance.
October 26, 2015
Western Europe Is Missing the Boat on China’s Silk Road
By Sarah Lain
The opportunity is there, but will Western Europe seize it?