Burnt-out cars at a parking area near administrative buildings in central Almaty. Photo: AFP
Burnt-out cars at a parking area near administrative buildings in central Almaty. Photo: AFP
Alessandro Arduino
Opinion

Opinion

Alessandro Arduino

Kazakhstan’s unrest adds to China’s growing list of woes in Central and South Asia

  • Kazakhstan is a linchpin of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. To quell deadly riots, Russian troops are now on the ground there
  • The crisis is another distraction that Beijing can ill afford amid its strategic rivalry with the US

Burnt-out cars at a parking area near administrative buildings in central Almaty. Photo: AFP
Burnt-out cars at a parking area near administrative buildings in central Almaty. Photo: AFP
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