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China in Central Asia
China in Central Asia
The UN in the Biden Era: Challenges in the Year Ahead (Online Event, 29th September 2021)
The UN in the Biden Era: Challenges in the Year Ahead (Online Event, 29th September 2021)

China in Central Asia

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, China and the countries of Central Asia have strengthened ties, initially in the field of economic interchange but increasingly in the political and security spheres.

Energy, precious metals, and other natural resources flow into China from the region. Investment flows the other way, and China is building pipelines, power lines and transport networks linking Central Asia to its north-western province of Xinjiang.

This map highlights examples of China's close relationship with its Central Asian neighbours.

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The UN in the Biden Era: Challenges in the Year Ahead (Online Event, 29th September 2021)

Online event to discuss International Crisis Group's recent briefing -> Ten Challenges for the UN in 2021-2022

Following President Biden's first speech to the UN General Assembly, what are the main challenges for the U.S. and UN in the year ahead?

While the Biden administration has promised that "multilateralism is back", crises including the Afghan collapse and Tigray war in Ethiopia are stretching UN humanitarian mechanisms to their limits. Can the U.S. find common ground with China and Russia in the Security Council to manage these challenges?

What should the UN's priorities be on the ground? In this panel discussion, Crisis Group experts reflect upon the president's speech and other takeaways from the UN General Assembly, and address how the U.S. can work through the UN to handle major crises, with a focus on Afghanistan and Ethiopia.

Panelists:

Gérard Araud, Crisis Group Trustee, Former Ambassador of France to the U.S. (2014-2019) and the UN (2009-2014)
Laurel Miller, Asia Program Director, Crisis Group
Murithi Mutiga, Horn of Africa Project Director, Crisis Group

The event is moderated by Richard Gowan, UN Director, Crisis Group.

The UN in the Biden Era: Challenges in the Year Ahead