China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is far more than an instrument of Chinese foreign economic and development policy, argues Mher D Sahakyan
Central Asia has become an important arena of collaboration for Russia and China, with Moscow focusing on the region's security and Beijing promoting trade and commerce
Tehran and Beijing must tread carefully, given the numerous overlapping spheres of interest in a volatile area of the world, US pressure and the impact of Covid-19.
The lesser-known International North-South Transport Corridor could prove a rival to the Belt and Road Initiative if it overcomes financing issues and ongoing conflict
The major issues at play and ways to resolve the tensions and differences among the countries involved.
AsiaGlobal Fellow 2020/21 Mher Sahakyan examines their competing and collaborative interests and their approaches to their respective connectivity strategies.
Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.
The tense situation could offer an opportunity for China to show global leadership by mediating between Russia and Ukraine.