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China Holds Central Asia Summit; Ex-US Official Urges Pragmatism

Voice of America

Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to the capitals of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to promote investment and urge political reforms.


China’s Financial Diplomacy Wins Influence in Central Asian Countries

Voice of America

Even though its position in central Asian countries has evolved quite successfully, China still faces obstacles such as nationalism and political elites’ distrust of Beijing.


Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev Resigns but Leaves Little Hope for Reform

Global Voices

Power is expected to stay within the family following the longtime leader's shock resignation.


Central Asia's Ancient Silk Road Shaped Our Modern Diet, Study Shows

Atlas Obscura

The study is shifting the long-Eurocentric historical record, and has major implications for how archaeologists understand Central Asia.


ANALYSIS: Kazakhstan's Grand Entrance onto the World Stage

The Interpreter

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has assertively courted Chinese and American alliances while shaking off decades of Russian influence.


Kazakhstan Trying to Wean Itself Off Chinese Water

The Third Pole

Water efficiency may be the solution to Kazakhstan's dependence on rivers with headwaters in China.

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