Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts China’s Security Footprint in Central Asia

China’s Security Footprint in Central Asia

| Eurasia Program

About the Event

China is playing an increasingly important role in Central Asia, from infrastructure to the military to traders to private security firms. How can we assess China's impact on Central Asia today? How is China perceived by Central Asian governments? What is the current status of the "One Belt, One Road" initiative in the region? In this event, Chris Miller, Director of FPRI's Eurasia Program, will moderate a conversation with two experts, Edward Lemon and Nargis Kassenova.


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Edward Lemon

Edward Lemon - Edward Lemon is DMGS-Kennan Institute Fellow at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School in Washington D.C. and a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center.

Nargis Kassenova

Nargis Kassenova - Nargis Kassenova is a Senior Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. Kassenova is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies of KIMEP University based in Almaty (Kazakhstan).

Chris Miller

Chris Miller - Chris Miller is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also Associate Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.