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2022/01/28 | Voice of America

China’s Financial Diplomacy Wins Influence in Central Asian Countries

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.

2019/03/21 | Global Voices

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev Resigns but Leaves Little Hope for Reform

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

2018/08/25 | Atlas Obscura

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

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

2018/08/02 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: Kazakhstan's Grand Entrance onto the World Stage

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

2018/02/09 | The Third Pole

Kazakhstan Trying to Wean Itself Off Chinese Water

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