Container ports are critical to global trade. And seven out of the ten largest container ports in the world are in China.
A new U.S. intelligence report says China may be pursuing military bases in Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, and the United Arab Emirates.
Studies reveal that the true amount of sovereign debt owed by recipients of Chinese lending is vastly underreported.
Lining up on opposing sides are Middle Eastern, North African, and Eastern Mediterranean nations, Gulf states, Turkey, Russia, and Europe.
Tajikistan is hooked on the Chinese economy. It’s now taking risky security advice from Beijing.
The debt alarm being set off by international debt management organizations is exaggerated.
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.
A visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored how Washington sees the region defined by its own rivals.
What do these three things have in common: a Kyrgyz gold mine, a Malaysian Ponzi scheme, and canned camel milk?
Abu Dhabi seeks to counter jihadist and non-jihadist Islamists and limit Turkish and Qatar influence in the region.