Entries tagged "Kazakhstan"

  • View All Analysis | July 31, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • Linking the Eurasian Economic Union and China’s Belt and Road | Nov. 9, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

    A milestone agreement on trade and economic cooperation signed in May 2018 represents an important step forward for the relationship between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

  • Driving China’s Silk Road Economic Belt | Nov. 5, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

    China's Belt and Road is commonly visualized as a train carrying commerce across Eurasia. But a train does not adequately capture BRI’s significance or scope. Instead, a Chinese flag is a better representation. Whether it is China’s intention or not, the increasing connectivity the BRI brings comes hand in hand with exposure to Chinese culture.

  • Central Asia Vies for BRI | Aug. 29, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

    At risk of granting China valuable concessions to ease their debt burdens, Central Asian countries seek to bolster relations with China and secure a piece of the Belt and Road Initiative, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • Kazakhstan Aspires to Become Modern Transit Hub | June 19, 2018, 8:28 a.m.

    According to Kazakhstan’s minister for investments and development, Zhenis Kassymbek, in an age of economic globalization, the country must balance the competing interests of East and West if it is to become a preeminent transit hub in the region.

  • Gaining Steam on the Eurasian Economic Union's Railways | May 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of powerful phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Linking China to the EU's 'gateway' | March 29, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

    Kazakhstan and China have drafted 51 projects worth a total of $27 billion in the energy, mining, infrastructure and other sectors between 2016 and 2022.

  • Is China's Belt and Road Working? | March 28, 2018, 9:29 a.m.

    A special report by Nikkei Asian Review and The Banker which leverages data from the CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project has found that China's Belt and Road initiative holds considerable promise for countries in need of infrastructure investment along its route, however, participation has been hampered by challenges ranging from a lack of participation by local workers and banks to unmanageable debt hangovers.

  • Traveling China's Economic Belt from Yiwu to London | March 22, 2018, 10:11 a.m.

    The New Silk Road Project will travel 10,000 miles across China’s Economic Belt from London to Yiwu to investigate the people, projects, countries, and landscapes involved in China's Belt and Road Initiative.

  • The Rise of China-Europe Railways | March 6, 2018, 9:46 a.m.

    Just 10 years ago, regular direct freight services from China to Europe did not exist. Today, they connect roughly 35 Chinese cities with 34 European cities. But despite their rapid advances, these lines must compete with maritime routes that have dominated commerce between Asia and Europe since the late fifteenth century. It remains to be seen how much trade they can capture.

  • Tales from The New Silk Road | Jan. 16, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

    Kazakhstan is a major partner in China’s multibillion-dollar “New Silk Road” project, but this new documentary by Radio Free Europe shows that their mutual cooperation does not come without some challenges.

  • 18 Projects to Watch in 2018 | Dec. 22, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

    Reconnecting Asia is tracking developments across a vast landmass that includes 60 percent of the global economy. Every day, new infrastructure projects are announced, some are advanced, and others encounter obstacles. Here is a selection of the top projects to watch in 2018.

  • BRI Boosts Central Asia's Grain Exports | Nov. 28, 2017, 11:23 a.m.

    China's regionwide infrastructure drive is proving to be a game changer in the grain trade.

  • Khorgos is Key Hub for China's Belt and Road | Oct. 16, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

  • Nippon Express Joins China's BRI | Oct. 2, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

  • Caspian Sea Central to China's Belt and Road | Sept. 28, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

    Policymakers in Beijing are eyeing a route from Greece's Piraeus port to a dry port at Khorgos, on Kazakhstan's border with Chin to align their land and maritime strategies.

  • The Case for a Trans-Caspian Bridge | July 11, 2017, 9 a.m.

    A trans-Caspian bridge could transform the landlocked condition of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, a revolutionary change psychologically and materially.

  • World’s Roads “One of the Greatest Security Risks” | June 20, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

    Lord George Robertson, former Secretary General of NATO, discusses "one of the gravest and most preventable security risks that faces people - the risk of death and disability on the world's roads."

  • Infrastructure Boom Offers Fresh Start on Asian Road Safety | June 19, 2017, 8:54 a.m.

    Done right, Asia's massive infrastructure push could improve road safety, particularly for developing economies such as Kazakhstan.

  • Safety on the New Silk Road | June 16, 2017, 10 a.m.

    For developing economies like Kazakhstan, Asia’s infrastructure push offers opportunities to improve road safety.

  • Chasing the Dubai Dream | Jan. 10, 2017, 7:29 a.m.

    Is the “City of Gold” a miracle or a model for development?

  • OBOR on the Ground | Nov. 30, 2016, 9 a.m.

    It could take decades for OBOR to unfold. But it is a development that is worthy of greater attention from U.S. researchers and policymakers today.

  • Matthew Goodman: US, Japan can aid Asia's infrastructure boom | Nov. 18, 2016, 11:14 a.m.

    While the U.S. and Japan cannot offer as much investment as China in the region, they can offer their expertise and high standards, Matthew Goodman explains in an interview with Nikkei.

  • Too Good to be True | Nov. 15, 2016, 2:47 p.m.

    It is not impossible that President Nursultan Nazarbayev's vision of Khorgos will emerge in its time; but as it turns two, it is already looking likely that Khorgos will struggle to match Astana’s ambitions—a reminder of some of the larger challenges that Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan will have to overcome on the road to 2050.

  • Kazakhstan in a Reconnecting Eurasia | June 18, 2015, midnight

    With the development of new transportation, communication, energy, and trade linkages, Kazakhstan is at the literal center of a larger post-Soviet Eurasia, and positioned to capture much of whatever overland transit emerges between Europe, East Asia, and possibly South Asia.