A bridge connecting Eurasia? People walk on a bridge over the Ishim river in Kazakhstan's capital, Nur-Sultan. Photo: AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko
The no-holds-barred US-China strategic competition may be leading us to the complete fragmentation of the current “world-system,” as American sociologist and economic historian Immanuel Wallerstein defined it.   Yet compared with the South China Sea, the Korean peninsula, the Taiwan Straits, India-China’s Himalayan border and selected latitudes of the Greater Middle East, Central Asia shines as […]