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Containing Afghanistan: Central Asia’s Growing Sino-Russian Security Nexus

Full Biography

Bradley Jardine is a political analyst and journalist who has been working on-the-ground to document China's growing economic and political presence in the countries of the former Soviet Union. He is interested in China's efforts to expand its military presence abroad, and in particular, the growing Sino-Russian security nexus in Central Asia. Bradley served as an editor of The Moscow Times from 2016 to 2017 and as South Caucasus correspondent for Eurasianet from 2017 to 2018. He holds a master's in Russian and Eurasian studies from the University of Glasgow (2016) and an MMS in global affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing (2019).

Major Publications


Central Asia, the Panama Papers, and the Myth of the Periphery


Integrating Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Making: The Role of Legitimacy in Autocratic Regime Consolidation

Previous Terms

Schwarzman Scholar