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Securing the neighborhood: China’s evolving security footprint in Central Asia

Cooley, Alexander A.

This article published for the TRENDS website expires China's increasing security ties and footprint in Central Asia since the announcement of its signature Belt & Road initiative in 2013. The article identifies Chinese security priorities– including securing BRI investments and stabilizing Xinjiang–focuses on China's adoption of surveillance technologies, the growth of Chinese private security companies, and the establishment of Chinese security facilities and joint border posts in Tajikistan.

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Academic Units
Political Science (Barnard College)
Harriman Institute
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November 29, 2021

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KEYWORDS: Belt and Road Initiative, digital Silk Road, surveillance technologies, private security companies, Chinese bases