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China’s Strategy in the Caucasus

A Eurasianet partner post from FPRI

When leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia took part in a session titled “The Silk Road Effect” at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, they were predictably eager to promote the importance of the China-led Silk Road Economic Belt to the economic and infrastructure projects in the Caucasus. Two projects of critical importance are Georgia’s Anaklia Deep Water Port on the Black Sea and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway. However, despite the session’s agenda and the attendance of the Mongolian president, no Chinese officials were present on the platform, certainly not Xi Jinping, who made his first visit to Davos this year.
 

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Dong Yan is a doctoral candidate in history at University of California, Los Angeles.

A Eurasianet partner post from FPRI

China’s Strategy in the Caucasus

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