The “New Great Game” in Central Asia: From a Sino-Russian Axis of Convenience to Chinese Primacy?

Paolo Pizzolo and Andrea CartenySource LinkSituated at the crossroads of the Silk Road, Central Asia has been an arena of international competition for centuries. Today, a “New Great Game” appears to be taking place between Russia, China and, to a lesser extent, the United States and the European Union for regional hegemony. In the last two decades, Russia and China formed an “axis of convenience