After Kazakhstan Crisis, China Will Reassess Its Influence in Central Asia

Kazakhstan Crisis

After Kazakhstan Crisis, China Will Reassess Its Influence in Central Asia

Igor Denisov: The Diplomat: 18th of January 2022

The Kazakhstan Crisis has reinforced the regional power dichotomy in Central Asia. Russia exercises security influence through its leadership in the Collective Security Treaty Organisation. China’s influence is more economically focused through its Belt and Road Initiative. Whilst CSTO troops have left, Russia’s prestige in the region has greatly risen through solidifying its reputation as a security provider. Click here to read where that leaves China and what it could mean for its other investments in Central Asia.

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