From the Caucasus to the Balkans, China’s Silk Roads Are Rising

From the Caucasus to the Balkans, China’s Silk Roads Are Rising

The 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress made it clear that the New Silk Roads – aka, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – launched by President Xi Jinping just four years ago, provides the concept around which all Chinese foreign policy is to revolve for the foreseeable future. Up until the symbolic 100th anniversary of…

Chabahar and Gwadar Agreements and Rivalry Among Competitors in Baluchistan Region

Chabahar and Gwadar Agreements and Rivalry Among Competitors in Baluchistan Region

INTRODUCTION The Chabahar Agreement signed between the Indian Prime Minister Modi and Iranian President Rouhani in May of this year will enable India to develop the Chabahar Port in Iranian Baluchistan as a major economic and strategic corridor linking India to Afghanistan and Central Asian markets. The Agreement is seen as India’s strategic response to…

Turkey and Central Asia

Turkey and Central Asia

Today the burning problem for states in Central Asia is the presence of external interests. Earlier, this influence was considered in the region of China and the European Union. Turkey has been longing to become another, though no less important external regional player for Central Asia. Turkey has always tried to conduct its active pan-Turkish policy…

China and Central Asian States

China and Central Asian States

As the centre of globaldevelopment shifts towards the Asian Pacific Region, the geopolitical importance of Central Asia on the Eurasian continent has only been increasing. China and this extremely vast region, which is rich in various mineral resources, are closely linked both historically and geographically. The peoples residing along the Chinese state border and the…

US Deploys ISIS to Central Asia

US Deploys ISIS to Central Asia

America created and supports ISIS, al-Qaeda and other well-known terrorist groups – using their fighters to advance its imperium. In December 1991, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was formed, Russia its leading member, along with eight other nations and two associate ones – all former Soviet republics. According to CIS Anti-Terrorist Center (ATC) head…

China Mimics Central Asian States, Bans Long Beards in Restive Region

China Mimics Central Asian States, Bans Long Beards in Restive Region

Chinese President Xi Jinping called recently for the creation of a “great wall of iron” in an effort to curb extremist violence in China’s troubled far-western province of Xinjiang. Shortly thereafter, the Xinjiang People’s Congress adopted legislation that targets Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, mostly Muslim ethnic minority. The new legislation, which came into effect April 1,…