This blog is dedicated to examining China’s evolving influence and role in Central Asia. It was first established in 2011 to showcase the work of its original co-founders on this topic, part of a book project that is still ongoing. Now, the site serves as a hub for research and writing on China in broader Central Asia and we accept submissions of original research and writing on this topic. We also seek to deepen our links to other excellent sources of research and writing on wider Central Asia.
The site is managed and edited by:
Raffaello Pantucci is Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, and co-founder of this blog. A widely published author, his writing on China, Central Asia, terrorism and more can be found at raffaellopantucci.com. He is the author of We Love Death As You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Mujahedeen (Hurst/Columbia University Press). You can also follow him on Twitter @raffpantucci.
Sue Anne Tay is Global Director at Young China Watchers (YCW). She is also the photographer and author of Shanghai Street Stories, which documents urbanization trends and heritage architecture. Her work has been published and featured in The Guardian, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Asia Society, Discovery Channel amongst others.
We can be reached at chinaincentralasia[at]gmail.com or contact us via our Contact Page.