Russia is counting on developing Turkmenistan as a transit hub for delivering goods to South Asian markets.
Kyrgyzstan adds to its arsenal of Turkish drones with purchases of the Aksungur and Anka UAVs.
Tajikistan is hooked on the Chinese economy. It’s now taking risky security advice from Beijing.
Iran’s attractiveness to Central Asian nations increases the Islamic republic’s importance to the Belt and Road, China’s infrastructure, transportation and energy-driven initiative to connect the Eurasian landmass to Beijing.
The Kyrgyz government rushed a tender. It didn’t go well.
China is exporting its model of invasive, all-encompassing surveillance to Central Asia, often for free.
Rallies began as talk circulated about plans to build dozens of factories.