Russia Clouds CEE’s China Temptation: Chinese Views on Nord Stream 2

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. The recent agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline reached between the US and ...

Russia, China, and the Prospect of US Military Bases in Central Asia

This article was originally published by the Begin–Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and is republished here with the author's consent. The American exit from Afghanistan has created a power vacuum. The quartet of China, Russia, Pakistan,...

China Seeks to Boost its Role in the Arctic

As of late, China has increased its engagement within the Arctic region. Natural resources, as well as new, trans-oceanic trade routes motivate Beijing to seek larger space for itself. As the region is effectively a closed one,...

How China is Breaking Central Asia’s “Geographic Prison”

Though China and Russia share large incentives to cooperate, Beijing’s push into Central Asia creates a fundamental problem for Russia as the region’s geographic boundaries are redrawn through China-funded railways, tunnels and roads. The...

The Limits of China’s Involvement in South Caucasus

As the Second Karabakh War ended, all regional players’ interests were scrutinized in detail. One power however, China, was largely absent from the analysis. Official rhetoric from Beijing indicates the continuation of China’s non-intervention policy in the...