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Edward Lemon
Opinion

Opinion

Edward Lemon and Bradley Jardine

How China can tighten its Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia

  • China should veer away from large-scale, top-down investments and seek to work with local companies to build sustainable projects that benefit Central Asians and minimise government corruption

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Edward Lemon

Edward Lemon

Edward Lemon is Research Assistant Professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University and president of the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs. His research focuses on security issues in Central Asia. 

Bradley Jardine

Bradley Jardine

Bradley Jardine is a Schwarzman fellow at the Wilson Centre's Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and a research consultant for the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs.