Tag: #Kazakhstan

Russia’s War Creates Opportunities for China in Central Asia

As the war in Ukraine continues, China sees greater economic and political openings in Central Asia, the region extremely wary of Russian military ambitions. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reverberated far and deep across the...

Crises and Consequences Along the BRI’s Northern Corridor 

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. Learn more about the program and a currently OPEN call for articles here. A growing...

Unrest in Kazakhstan Only Solidifies China-Russia Ties

The Russian-led military operation in Kazakhstan has presented an important test for Moscow’s ties with Beijing.  In early January, Kazakhstan was shaken by nationwide protests that sparked uncertainty in the central Asian nation that...

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...