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Why Pakistan Needs to Lower Its Expectations of the U.S.

Pakistan and the United States have recently been pursuing a reset of relations. High-level visitors from both countries have expressed intentions to find a basis for a partnership not centered on Pakistan’s neighbors Afghanistan or India. While the United States has been...

Arif Rafiq / February 2, 2023
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U.S. and China Compete for Influence in the Indo-Pacific Region

Competition for leadership in the Indo-Pacific is poised to intensify as U.S. reengagement in the region continues.

Doug Strub / August 12, 2022
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Uzbekistan Confirms Plans for New Railway From China Via Kyrgystan

The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway would offer China and Central Asian countries a route to Europe bypassing Russia.

Joanna Lillis, Eurasianet / August 8, 2022
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China Debt: A Problem for Tajikistan

Shrouded in secrecy, 60% of Tajikistan's external debt is owed to the Export-Import Bank of China.

Eurasianet / July 22, 2022
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Here’s Why China Is Unlikely to Claim Ownership of the Moon

Instead of claiming ownership over the entire moon, China could try to establish de facto control over parts of it through "salami slicing."

Svetla Ben-Itzhak and R. Lincoln Hines / July 13, 2022
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Why Biden’s IPEF Is Not Enough to Counter China

The IPEF is limited as a tool for U.S. regional trade integration in the absence of U.S. market access or tariff liberalization.

Aidan Arasasingham and Emily Benson / July 6, 2022
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The BRICS Show Resilience Amid Global Tumult

BRICS countries could develop an alternative to the U.S. dollar-based global financial system.

Zongyuan Zoe Liu / July 6, 2022
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China is the Big Winner of the Ukraine War

The primary economic and strategic beneficiary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine will be China.

Vasily Kashin / July 5, 2022
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The Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit: Slowed by Political Bottlenecks

The Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit is both political and deeply embedded into global and local social structures.

Malve Jacobsen / July 5, 2022
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Pakistan Needs to Adjust to a New Normal in Relations with China

China-Pakistan relations are being tested by the U.S.-China rivalry, economic and political instability in Pakistan, and terrorism.

Arif Rafiq / June 5, 2022