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At the Crossroads of Central and South Asia

This week’s featured graphic shows how Afghanistan’s location at the crossroads of Central Asia and South Asia ensures that its future will affect the dynamics of China-Russia relations in both regions. For more on The Taliban Takeover and China-Russia Relations, read Brian G. Carlson’s CSS Analysis in Security Policy here.

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Kazakhstan on the Belt, on the Road

This week’s featured graphic illustrates Kazakhstan’s central role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative as of September 2019. For more on the country and its geo-strategic position, read Benno Zogg’s CSS Analysis in Security Policy here.

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Major Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific

This week’s featured graphic illustrates major trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific. To find out more on Japanese and South Korean perspectives on changing power configurations in Asia, read Linda Maduz’ Strategic Trends 2021 chapter here.

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Geographic Distribution of AIIB and NDB lending (Approved Loans)

This week’s featured graphic maps the geographic distribution of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and New Development Bank lending (approved loans) as of October 2020. For more on China, Multilateral Banking and Geopolitics, read Chris Humphrey and Linda Maduz’s CSS Analysis in Security Policy here.

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The Belt and Road Initiative in Europe

This week’s featured graphic maps the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Europe as of December 2019. To find out more, click here to read this Strategic Trends 2020 chapter by Henrik Larsen and Linda Maduz on how China’s growing influence in Europe has the potential to create new geoeconomic divides.