The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly

Published by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program

The Alashankou Border Crossing, Xinjiang, PRC. Photo courtesy of ERINA, Japan.

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The China and Eurasia Forum is an independent forum which seeks to bring together regional experts, academics, government policy makers, and business leaders with an interest in the growing relationship between China and Eurasia. The forum is affiliated to the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program - a Joint Transatlantic Research and Policy Center of Johns Hopkins University and the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy. Focusing primarily on Sino-Central Asian, Sino-Russian, and Sino-Caucasian relations, the goal of this website and the China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly is to foster discussion and information sharing between a geographically distant community that recognizes the significance of China's emergence in this important part of the world. This new homepage was made possible with the generous support of the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsradet)

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Volume 8, No. 4 (Winter 2010)

The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly Volume 8, No. 4 (2010) is out. It is with great sadness for us to announce that the China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly journal will be discontinued after this issue. The NEWS DIGEST which is updated regularly on this website will continue to operate as usual for now. To learn more, please refer to the Editors' Note found in this issue. We hope you enjoy reading this final issue as much as we have enjoyed preparing it. Click here for the current issue.

Turkmenistan-Iran railway to be completed by October Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00

Iran's part of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran will be completed by October, Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said during a briefing at the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan. Araghchi noted that Iran pays great importance to the project, and will do its best to complete its part of the road by October.The overall length of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway is 900 kilometers (Iran - 70 kilometers, Turkmenistan 700 kilometers and Kazakhstan - 130 kilometers). (Tehran Times)

Tajikistan closer to deal on extending lease for Russian bases by 49 years Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:00

Russia and Tajikistan are getting closer to a deal that would extend the presence of Russian troops in the Central Asian nation beyond 2014, Russia’s foreign minister said Tuesday. It is expected that the lease for the three Russian-controlled garrisons in the former Soviet republic neighboring Afghanistan will be extended by 49 years — a prospect first floated by outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in September. (AP)

Tajik President Concerned About Security After Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00

Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon says NATO troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 will affect regional security. In his annual address to the Parliament on April 20, Rahmon said that Tajikistan which has a 1,300-kilometer-long border with Afghanistan, is “a buffer zone” on the route of illegal Afghan drugs smuggled to Russia and Europe. NATO troops are scheduled to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. (RFE/RL)

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Executive Editors

  • Niklas Swanstrom
  • Christopher Len

News-digest Editor

  • Dan Wu

Senior Advisors

  • Daniel L. Burghart
  • Svante Cornell
  • Malia K. Du Mont
  • David M. Finkelstein
  • Bates Gill
  • James A. Millward
  • Nicklas Norling
  • Matthew Oresman
  • Pan Guang
  • Sebastien Peyrouse
  • S. Frederick Starr
  • Farkhod Tolipov
  • Dmitri V. Trenin
  • Zhao Huasheng