Chinese Crisis Management in Central Asia

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This roundtable discussion will explore China’s increasing focus on Central Asia. 

It will be led by Dr Alessandro Arduino, Co-Director of the Security and Crisis Management Program, a special joint programme established between the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) and the Center for Advanced Studies on Contemporary China (CASCC). 

China's rise in Central Asia is one of the most under observed geopolitical shifts of the past decade. However, as China has expanded its interests in Central Asia, questions are increasingly focusing around how China intends to secure its growing interests in this occasionally unstable region. The discussion will focus on how China is trying to secure its growing interests in Central Asia, with a particular focus on trying to understand what private security interests China is developing in Central Asia.

Dr Arduino is a widely published author of several books and essays a China’s economy, finance and security. His work has been published in publications issued by the Institute World Economy Policies under President Nazarbayev (IWEP) in Kazakhstan, East Asia Strategies EAST, Mondo Cinese, Orizzonte Cina, China Weekly, International Affairs Institute (IAI), the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), and the Italian Financial Police GdF. He holds a doctorate from the University of Milan, Bicocca, as well as Master's from SOAS and the University of Turin. He has worked for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was appointed a knight of the Order of the Italian Star of Solidarity by the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano.

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