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Central Asia, Center Stage

Season 3 | Episode 3

What does the Khorgos dry port mean for economic and political relations between Central Asian republics and China? How will countries like Kazakhstan navigate foreign affairs and global power dynamics in the region?

Sitting down with Dean Shawn Lyons and Dr. Richard Weitz, we answer some of these questions and look at how ex-Soviet republics have positioned themselves geopolitically and the implications of a growing Chinese economics and political influence in the region.

Host: Niko Marcich
Researchers: Derrick Wang and Liam Kraft 
Guest Interviews: Dean Sean Lyons and Dr. Richard Weitz
Producers: Geoff Keating and Andy Carluccio

Music: Emancipator

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