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.
With the melting of polar ice caps, China and Russia have their eyes on exploiting the Arctic as a maritime trade route.
Overpopulated and congested Jakarta may no longer be suited to be Indonesia’s capital.
China’s top ally Pakistan is a growing market for the embattled Huawei.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is neither a “Marshall Plan” for Eurasia and Africa nor a form of “debt-trap diplomacy.”